Although most people think that finalizing a divorce successfully is the end of the road, it’s not the case in most cases. Divorce stirs up emotions that could trigger loneliness. If loneliness keeps pouncing on you, the best thing you can do is learn how to manage it.
Below are roundup articles on loneliness after divorce. You will learn how to handle deep loneliness post-divorce, the mental health struggles of single and divorced men, and what you can do about depression and divorce. Most importantly, you will learn about finding the road to freedom and rebuilding your confidence.
There are three important tools I’ve learned over the years that can help anyone get through a divorce and come out of that isolation. You have a right to all of your feelings but if you see everything through a divorce lens for years afterward, you won’t go on to enjoy life. There are more groups today than ever before but not all of them provide deep connections among members. Drop-in groups or informational divorce classes just don’t offer the same intimacy as the closed groups where people can share more vulnerably and honestly. Wishing you the strength to push through the pain as well as healing through the fear, sadness, and loneliness.
The phrase single men is an umbrella term describing men who are never married, widowed, separated or divorced. Interestingly, a large corpus of research indicates that single men have higher rates of mental health issues compared to married men and single women. While very few men actually experience the humiliation of being asked to swap airline seats, this sexist policy is indicative of the wider societal suspicion targeted at single men, which can harm mental health. THE BASICS. Research indicates that divorced men have a higher rate of mental health issues compared to never-married, separated, and widowed men, as well as divorced women. Second, there is a need for specific support services to help vulnerable single men, especially men undergoing a painful divorce, who are at increased risk of mental health issues.
The depression that occurs due to traumatic life events such as divorce is different from clinical depression. Both clinical depression and situational depression manifest in similar ways. In general, women are more likely to experience depression after a divorce than men. The risk of a couple divorcing is two times higher if one partner has a form of mental distress, such as clinical depression. Depression increases the risk of insomnia and insomnia, in turn, increases your risk for depression.
Divorce and the major life change can bring that blessing as one grows through it. Maybe you’re dealing with divorce or know someone who is. I’d like to share an excerpt from my book, Silent Echoes, about my reaction when I received my divorce papers. Then find someone who can help you through all that’s yours to do-someone who can help you restore your strength and confidence with understanding, validation, and compassion. If you know someone in divorce: Be there and help them with the above strategies for transition to freedom, healing, and positive change.
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