These are all great tips. Yes, lean on your friends and family…don’t shut yourself off. However, the people in your life bring with them their own life experiences. A therapist is focusing on your and hopefully—a good one—will provide guidance through this unsettled time without bringing his or her baggage to the table. “Make new memories…exercise, getting out of your house and thereby out of your head is nothing but healthy while your new circumstances settle. “Focus on what is important…Be Patient…Forgive”—all wrapped into one. Be good to your self and perhaps, more importantly, your children if you have them. It does your children no good to feel your anger. Your healing is a function of time. Give it time, engage in healthy activities, work with support to embrace your transition. You will feel better.
For more tips on how to get through your divorce read, “10 Practical Tips to Make Divorce More Tolerable.“