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Dealing with the emotions that often come with divorce

Whether you live in Connecticut or elsewhere, most people would agree that choosing to marry someone is a big deal. Through marriage, people promise to remain committed to their partner for the rest of their lives. People trust that their partner won't intentionally hurt them.

Unfortunately, couples may run into problems along the way that makes staying married nearly impossible. But because of the complexities of a relationship, people may experience profound emotions during and after a divorce, especially if their partner betrayed them or made them feel unsafe.

In order to work through such an emotional time, people in Connecticut and others elsewhere should acknowledge the feelings they are experiencing and allow themselves to grieve.

In addition, people may find that they need support from others around them. It may be wise to join a divorce support group. Individual psychotherapy sessions may also help by allowing an individual to tell his or her story to another person.

Although people may feel alone in their struggles, the hurt that often comes with divorce should fade over time. After some time, people may even come to realize that a divorce was for the best.

In addition to reaching out to family and friends, attending support groups and reaching out to a mental health professional, people who are pursuing a divorce may find the assistance of an experienced attorney invaluable. An attorney understands the complexities of the law. They can help couples sort through their issues and find resolutions that both parties can agree on.

Source: Huffington Post, "The Traumatic Divorce: 6 Ways to Heal," Mark Banschick, MD, Feb. 8, 2013

•· Our firm handles divorce cases, especially those in which high-value assets are involved. For more information, please visit our Hartford high-asset divorce page.

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