When going through a divorce, it’s understandable if you feel like being alone, and that socializing with friends and family is the last thing you want to do. You might feel lost or that you can’t control your emotions, and you will probably feel unlike yourself. But you don’t have to go through this difficult time in your life on your own. There are many ways for you to seek help and support when going through a divorce.
Many people choose to seek support through family members. You may feel safe and content staying with close relatives for a short-term period, or visiting family in another state to get away from your situation. Friends are also great people to turn to during your divorce. They can help you take your mind off of your emotions and get you out of the house by doing fun activities. Friends and family members are also good options to go to when you need help adjusting to a single lifestyle, especially if you are a single parent.
While friends and family can be extremely supportive through your divorce, they probably won’t be able to give you any perspective on your situation. Your friends and family might be just as angry with your spouse as you are, if not more upset. They will undoubtedly be on your side and may only fuel the fire you have against your spouse. Keep in mind that you will be interacting with and making many important decisions with your spouse in the first few months after you’ve decided to separate, and being unable to reason with them will result in a long, stressful, and costly divorce.
It may be most beneficial to eventually seek a professional to help you work through your divorce. Hiring a family law attorney as a neutral mediator between you and your spouse is something to consider. By law, a mediator will have nothing to gain or lose by the decisions you and your spouse make, and they do not have the power to impose any decisions on you. They are simply there to serve as a neutral party and can answer any legal questions you may have.
If you are going through a divorce and are interested in hiring a Mesa Family Law attorney as a mediator, call (480)-464-1111 today to schedule a FREE consultation with Tim Durkin at JacksonWhite Attorneys at Law.