Divorce Recovery | Highland Springs Clinic

 It’s normal to grieve following a breakup of any kind — especially a marriage. The process is painful, often followed by feelings of guilt, embarrassment, isolation, and shame.

Everyone’s circumstances differ. However, the divorce recovery process typically includes emotional and practical restructuring. Healing is often a cyclical process. You may find that you build yourself up to be broken down — until one day, you’re whole again.

Here at Highland Springs, we are dedicated to finding personalized divorce recovery to all of our patients. Our clinics are among some of the top recognized private treatment centers. We are here to be a resource to help all individuals find peace in life again. 

There is plenty of support available at Highland Springs Clinic to help you thrive once again after your divorce.

Divorce Healing Stages

Like any loss, there are grieving/healing stages of divorce.

These stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

  • Denial — It’s normal to deny the fact that your spouse left. It’s also common to express thoughts such as they are just upset and this will blow over.
  • Anger — Once you start feeling less numb from the denial stage, a variety of emotions may overwhelm you. You might feel anger towards your spouse that left. Although it’s common to feel angry and betrayed, make sure that children are not involved. 
  • Bargaining — As you work through your anger, you may attempt to salvage your relationship. At this point, you might start making promises and offer to change. There is a chance that the partner who left may change their mind during this stage and decide to work things out. However, most divorces proceed. 
  • Depression — For many, this is the most challenging stage of them all. The weight of every emotion and the reality of divorce can create immense feelings of depression. This is the most common stage for seeking help. 
  • Acceptance — This stage can create a sense of relief, as individuals find the strength to carry on. Although you may experience moments of newfound happiness or excitement, it is normal to cycle through previous stages. Just because you have accepted your divorce and are working on yourself, does not mean that the grieving process is over. 

Remember, grief and healing are individualized processes. Your divorce experience may be unique, which is why personalized treatment is so valuable.

 

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Divorce Healing Stages

Like any loss, there are grieving/healing stages of divorce.

These stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

  • Denial — It’s normal to deny the fact that your spouse left. It’s also common to express thoughts such as they are just upset and this will blow over.
  • Anger — Once you start feeling less numb from the denial stage, a variety of emotions may overwhelm you. You might feel anger towards your spouse that left. Although it’s common to feel angry and betrayed, make sure that children are not involved. 
  • Bargaining — As you work through your anger, you may attempt to salvage your relationship. At this point, you might start making promises and offer to change. There is a chance that the partner who left may change their mind during this stage and decide to work things out. However, most divorces proceed. 
  • Depression — For many, this is the most challenging stage of them all. The weight of every emotion and the reality of divorce can create immense feelings of depression. This is the most common stage for seeking help. 
  • Acceptance — This stage can create a sense of relief, as individuals find the strength to carry on. Although you may experience moments of newfound happiness or excitement, it is normal to cycle through previous stages. Just because you have accepted your divorce and are working on yourself, does not mean that the grieving process is over. 

Remember, grief and healing are individualized processes. Your divorce experience may be unique, which is why personalized treatment is so valuable.

 

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How to Recover From Divorce

Your personal experience will differ from anyone else’s, which is why you must focus on your needs. To make this process less painful, consider these tips.

  • Allow yourself to feel — To heal, you must allow yourself to feel all emotions — even the most uncomfortable ones. Each day is a step closer to healing, and negative emotions will lessen with time. 
  • Create a support group — You may want to be around others or just be by yourself for the first little while. However, at some point, you need to let people in that care about you. Welcome family and friends into your life. They will help you gain a whole new lease on life. 
  • Invest in yourself — Have you always wanted to take art classes? Do you miss playing chess? Focus on yourself! Self-care is important, as well as finding activities that are meaningful and fulfilling. 
  • Ask for help — You do not have to go through this process alone. Therapy can help you work through your emotions, experiences, and behaviors. If your divorce is affecting your mental health, Highland Springs can help!
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