Understanding the Emotional and Psychological Impacts of Divorce

By: Peter Blake

Understanding The Emotional and Psychological Impacts of Divorce Copyright Peter Blake 2007

Getting divorced can be a very emotional and traumatic experience, and many people are knocked for six by it.

Children can often be the most effected by divorce, and recent sudies have found that children from broken home are more prone to violence and substance abuse than those from a happy, family home. In many instances children who are products of broken homes are so filled with guilt and anger they become self-destructive,

What makes a sad situation even sadder is that parents going through a divorce are usually under so much emotional stress they are able to be of litle help to their children. When children are deprived of the emotional support from their parents, they often turn their frustrations on themselves and the people around them.

The Fear Of Being Alone

People going through a divorce experience different levels of emotional stress, and women - especially those who have been homemakers for several years - are often at a loss as to what to do with the rest of their lives.

For women homemakers, the fear of losing a loved one and the fear of having to raise the children on her own is so overwhelming that a lot often experience emotional breakdown at this point. According to experts, even some women who have been abused by their husbands find it difficult to accept the divorce because they cannot picture themselves raising their children on their own. For them, living in an oppressive situation is better than taking on the challenge of living on their own and raising their kids single-handedly, especially if they do not have a steady source of income. Women in that situation cannot be blamed for feeling so alone and helpless; raising children is never an easy task.

Dealing With Emotional Stress

Since divorce is such an emotional time for both the spouses and their children, a strong support network is very crucial to help the all concerned cope with the situation. Counseling is very important at this point. Children should be encouraged to express their feelings about the divorce. According to experts, talking about the divorce together with the children and their parents often help the parties come to terms with the situation. Yes, talking about the whole thing can be very painful at first but as the parents and their children continue to talk about their feelings, they will eventually come to accept the inevitable.

Avoiding Divorce

Avoidance is much better than any cure! Because of all the emotional trauma - and expense - it is obviously far better for all concerned to resolve whatever problems the marriage may have.This may be best achieved with professional help. Such help can be accessed online.

Good luck, for a happy future - together!

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