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How do you handle friends and family during the divorce?
Divorce is emotion and it has ripple effects.This can affect your most valued relationships, your friends and family. But navigating the uncertainty with friends and family doesn’t have to be drama filled. Transparency and honesty are your anchors. Openly communicate your decision, but avoid negativity towards your ex-partner. Share your needs, whether it’s a listening ear or practical help, and set boundaries to protect your space. Remember, you’re not obligated to everyone – prioritize those who offer unwavering support.
Not everyone will be your support. Some “friends” may add fuel to the fire with gossip or negativity. Distance yourself politely, and remember, true friends will respect your boundaries and offer unconditional support. Seek out your emotional anchors – those who listen without judgment and validate your feelings. Their presence will be a huge help in navigating what’s to come.
Healing takes time, and so does rebuilding relationships. Be patient with yourself and your loved ones. Express gratitude for their support, even the small gestures. Remember, self-care is not a luxury, it’s your lifeline. By prioritizing your well-being, you’ll be better equipped to weather the storm and emerge stronger on the other side, surrounded by those who truly matter.