People say that through the process they are in an emotional haze, on auto pilot. Just as no marriage is the same, every divorce is a different journey too, you may feel a mix of emotions including shock, anger, hurt and relief.
Lean on your family and friends to talk things through. While you might not feel able to talk openly with other people about your feelings during divorce, close friends can provide an emotional crutch. If you have been there in the past for them, now it’s their turn to be a shoulder to cry on, but be sure they can remain impartial and confidential.
It’s also true that time is a great healer, even though it is hard to envisage your feelings and emotions in the near or distant future when you’re in the middle of such a challenging time. But as time passes, things may start getting a little easier as you accept and manage this change.