Divorce or separation can be devastating and can be an incredibly isolating experience. If you are going through a separation or divorce, don’t lose hope. There are a number of painful feelings that come along with separation and divorce, including depression, anxiety, a sense of loss, and a sense of guilt. All of these emotions can take a toll, but with the right people on your side, you can begin to heal. Thanks to online support groups, you can find help in a place and time convenient to you via a group of people who understand exactly how you feel. Here are 3 major reasons why you should join an online separated and divorced support group:
1. Receive Support Specific for Your Situation
Finding a support group for people who are separated and divorced is a great way to get personalized support for your specific situation. The people in your support group will understand the emotions you’re feeling and have valuable advice for coping. Plus, the people you meet through the support group can help you feel less judged and more accepted.
2. Reduce Anxiety and Depression by Sharing Your Story
An online support group for separation and divorce can help reduce anxiety and depression because you are connecting with people who have been there too. Sharing your feelings with others simply helps reduce the stress and bad emotions related to divorce and separation. It decreases isolation as you find a common bond with others on a deep level through discussing your daily struggles.
3. Learn to Move On
An online separated and divorced support group can ultimately help you move on. You’ll receive valuable feedback from your group while sharing your own experiences, and over time, you’ll acquire coping skills that help you feel empowered and motivated to move past this difficult time in your life. In addition, you’ll receive access to valuable resources that can help you learn to move on.
Joining a separated and divorced support group might seem intimidating at first, but when you think about it, it’s just a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people going through the same thing as you. Here at Princeton Counseling and Parenting Center, we’re offering an online support group for separation and divorce beginning in the next few weeks. We invite you to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jill Barnett Kaufman, MSW, LCSW and Certified Parent Educator is an experienced clinician who helps clients discover new ways to resolve a variety of challenges and bring more happiness and peace into their lives.