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Loneliness after the end of a marriage

When a marriage comes to an end, different challenges arise for those who work through the divorce process and adjust to life following the breakdown of their relationship (especially if it lasted for many years). Sometimes, people struggle with financial hardships or anxiety as a result of various family law matters. Moreover, some people have a very hard time with loneliness, which is debilitating, in some instances.

If you feel lonely following a divorce, it is important to explore all of your options and try to address these feelings in a healthy manner. Unfortunately, some people fail to confront these feelings by pretending as if they do not exist or they develop an alcohol problem or become addicted to gambling or shopping.

Reasons why some people become lonely

Those who are not used to living without their former spouse in their daily life sometimes struggle with various facets of their lives, from taking care of responsibilities to having a partner during many activities (such as eating meals and watching TV). Those who no longer live with their kids full-time because of a custody ruling also experience loneliness in many instances.

Addressing loneliness

There are various strategies when it comes to addressing loneliness. For example, some people benefit from picking up new hobbies or reaching out to friends and loved ones for support. In some instances, turning to a mental health professional is helpful and people should try to maintain a positive attitude even if the divorce process took a heavy toll from an emotional point of view. Our website addresses other topics regarding divorce.