Emotional Stages of Divorce
What are the emotional stages of a divorce? No matter how amicable the separation, a divorce is the end of a significant part of your life and throughout the process, your emotions can and will change during this difficult time. You may be asking yourself what stage of grieving your divorce you are currently experiencing and what’s next. There are emotional stages that you need to be prepared to acknowledge and manage. These emotions can cause minds to be unclear and chaotic when decisions need to be made.
You could feel betrayal, guilt, distance, numbness, insecurity, and maybe even a small glimpse of hope that the relationship will reconcile. It can help the healing process if you know what emotions you have already gone through and look to see how you are making process moving forward.
Stages of Grief & Divorce
Common grieving stages of divorce you may experience:
- Denial – The shock of getting a divorce hasn’t settled in yet. Divorce can be against your moral and spiritual beliefs. It could be something that you never thought would happen to you. You may still be trying to fix the marriage, but denial is a coping tool used to hide the reality of situations.