Divorce recovery is a grieving process with stages and steps that need to be acknowledged. It is important you allow yourself time to fully grieve the loss of the relationship, the companionship, the support, and any future plans you had together. This process is not meant to be accomplished alone – friends, family, support groups and a professional counselor are important in the divorce recovery process. Specifically, a divorce counselor can:
Help you understand the stages of loss and grief.
Teach you the necessary coping skills to deal with the emotional pain of divorce.
Provide a forum for the entire family to receive counseling and support.
Relationship counseling to help you understand the reason the relationship failed and prevent future relationship problems.
Every day the pain will subside a little and emotionally you will start to move on. However, if you don’t feel any progress, you could be suffering from a more serious mental disorder such as depression and may need more specific psychotherapy for the issue. You don’t need to go through this period alone.