I am just beside myself with this feeling of emptiness and loneliness. I can’t seem to shake it out of my mind and out of my life after my divorce.
– a regular reader of your site
You’ll find more about this answer in our article ‘Dealing With Loneliness after Your Divorce’
It’s normal to experience loneliness post divorce.
The years following my divorce, I focused on building my career and raising my daughter.
In this 21st century, where people have come to recognize divorce as a present reality, the social stigma still exists.
Divorce, and any kind of breakup, can stir up strong emotions, often leading to feelings of loneliness.
These are people who were part of your life, but with the divorce, it means they may no longer be part of your new normal.
In a divorce, it means a family pet will go with one partner.
Anger and Grief Emotions like anger, sadness, and despair are common in a divorce.
Persons who experience these emotions are likely to pull away from social meetings and isolate themselves, which actually aggravates feelings of loneliness.
Angry woman Child Custody Child custody issues are common in a divorce petition with children involved.
A divorce means that all these traditions are gone and this can be a source of your loneliness.
When the loss of friends and family after divorce adds an extra layer of loss and pain to an already stressful situation, you can feel overwhelmed by loneliness.
When you suddenly lose someone through a divorce, you lose them physically and emotionally.
There is a fabulous life beyond divorce only if you stop looking at your life through a divorce lens.
Distract Yourself Get your mind off your loneliness by engaging in activities that will keep your mind occupied.
Not only will you be helping your community, but you’ll also be dealing with your loneliness and increasing your happy hormones.
Start Planning for Your Future If you’re still in the middle of your divorce, it might not be easy to focus on anything else.
Your divorce process will finally come to an end – and there’s no good time to start planning ahead. You might not want to see your spouse at the moment, but a time will come where you miss their company.
Create a Post Divorce Bucket List There are some things, for whatever reason, you were unable to do while still married.
A holiday tradition in your marriage could be a source of loneliness which dies away after the holiday.
Most people go through a phase of loneliness as part of the healing process.