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Relationships change: Coping with outsiders during divorce

| Feb 7, 2020 | Family Law |

Divorces are hard for everyone, but one thing that is true is that everyone reacts differently. Whether it’s your mom and dad who are frustrated over the end of your marriage or a friend who tells you that they are so excited you finally realized you didn’t belong together, it can be a shock to your system when you finally talk to others about getting a divorce.

The changes in your relationships outside your marriage is something that you will need to handle one way or another. The best way to do that is to be prepared for the inevitable reality that not everyone will have the same opinion about your divorce as you do.

How can you handle what others have to say about your divorce?

Legally speaking, your divorce is simply paperwork to be filed with a court. The reality is, though, that your divorce has social implications. Your family structure may change, and your friends might have a hard time deciding if they should choose sides or try to remain friendly with you and your spouse.

If someone does stop talking to you, has something negative to say about your choice or is otherwise unhelpful, it may be best to give them space right now. The people you should surround yourself with are those who are supportive of you and who will be there to listen when you need them.

You need to be able to focus on what is best for you emotionally and financially as you move through your divorce proceedings, so keep that in mind as you work on your paperwork and managing the relationships you have in your life.