Divorce can be a difficult and emotional experience for anyone to go through. No matter if someone wanted the divorce or not, it is always hard to say goodbye to someone you may have thought you would love forever. Blessed to say, I have personally never experienced divorce and hope that me and my wife never do, but we have had some very VERY close calls. One things that we at least came to understand is how to heal through our trails.
On the other hand, I have seen what divorce can do to other men. All of them go through almost a grieving phase, but from there either it can take them into a dark whole that seems to define their life, or they take the time that is needed for them to pursue a better life that may bring on a better love for them, after learning to love themselves. No matter what people think, or try to normalize, men have emotions and feel the same way women do, but we may show it differently.
After becoming single many people figure they need to go back out on the seen and start mixing and mingling again to get over the person that they once loved and cared for. Most of us know, this feels great for a time period, but lets be real. After that “explosion” we all kind of get sent back to reality and having to deal with the internal problem we had all alone. Which is most times the question of, “where do I belong?” “I wish they loved me still”, or simply “Who am I, without them?” No matter the question, the answers most times comes when we take that time to heal which starts with a journey by ourselves.
There are many healthy ways to heal and move on from a divorce, but here are five ways:
- Seek support from loved ones: It’s important to surround yourself with friends and family members who love and support you during this difficult time. Talking to someone you trust can help you process your emotions and work through any challenges you may be facing.
- Take care of your physical health: Divorce can be stressful, and it’s important to take care of your physical health. This can include exercising regularly, eating healthy foods, and getting enough sleep. Taking care of your physical health can help you feel more energized and improve your overall well-being.
- Practice self-care: Self-care can take many different forms, but it’s important to prioritize taking care of yourself during this time. This can include things like getting a massage, taking a relaxing bath, or doing something you enjoy, such as reading a book or listening to music.
- Seek professional help: If you’re struggling to cope with your divorce, it may be helpful to seek professional help. A therapist or counselor can provide you with support and guidance as you work through your emotions and navigate this challenging time.
- Focus on personal growth: Divorce can be an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. Take the time to reflect on what you want out of life and what changes you may want to make. This can include setting new goals for yourself, trying new things, or pursuing a new hobby or interest. Focusing on personal growth can help you move forward and build a fulfilling life after your divorce.