Dealing with Feelings is an Essential Part of the New Jersey Divorce Process

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the kickoff to the summer this weekend. After spending the weekend scarfing down hot dogs and hamburgers, I am looking forward to giving my digestive system a break today!

When you go to law school two things that they don’t tell you is that along with being a lawyer, I was also going to have to learn how to become an entrepreneur and a psychologist. I have to often deal with clients that are dealing with extremely difficult circumstances and are experiencing great levels of stress, pressure and anxiety. But the important thing for people to remember is that the emotions they are feeling are normal given the circumstances.

Dealing with Feelings is an Essential Part of the Divorce Process

If you are going through a divorce, you are likely to be experiencing many feelings. Sometimes the feelings can be so intense that they are simply too overwhelming to face.  Understandably, divorce is a major life change, and it involves a relationship that you once believed would last forever.  As such, it is completely and entirely natural to feel a wide range of emotions but to not let them prevent you from taking your life in a new direction.

Unfortunately, many people believe that it is not a good idea to seek any sort of assistance or support in dealing with their emotions during their divorce because it could be perceived as a sign of weakness. This misconception is not only untrue, it is also dangerous.  The reason why is that it prevents people from seeking help in dealing with anger, depression, and other issues that must be addressed for the sake of their  health and well-being, as well as the health and well-being of others around them.

Dealing with your feelings in a productive way, through counseling, therapy, or another method which works for you is an important thing to do for yourself, and for your family. Counseling and therapy are tools that many people successfully use to address their feelings, but they are not the only methods available. Some people prefer an introspective approach to working through their emotions, and find that techniques like meditation, journaling, or reading self-help literature are effective ways to address their feelings. Other people find strength in numbers, and work through their feelings by talking with a support network of friends and family. While it may take quite a bit of time to fully heal from the emotional pain of your divorce, beginning the process of healing can bring so much relief from feelings that have been troubling you or weighing you down.

Addressing your emotional needs in a positive way can even work to your favor in your divorce case. If you have been working through your feelings in counseling or therapy, you are likely to present yourself well during any mediation or court hearing because you are likely to be able to remain calm and have a positive attitude.

To learn how a skilled divorce attorney can help you with the legal aspects of your divorce, call the experienced New Jersey family law attorneys at Girolaw at (201) 690-1642 to arrange a free consultation.


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