Getting divorced or coming out of a long relationship is always going to be a miserable time. It can leave you vulnerable to smothering your feeling of loss, guilt and anger by jumping into another relationship straight away.
Your emotional wellbeing
Eat chocolate, watch a favourite film with a friend, go for a walk. Whatever you do try not to let things get you down. Staying upbeat and postive is very difficult but it will help get you through.
There is a good deal of awareness of the problems faced by women in life after divorce, and so there should be. But what about the difficulties faced by men?
The decision to get divorced can be a hideously destructive process that can have long term and far reaching consequences for those involved and sometimes we need all the help we can get.
Many people and it has to said predominately women, derive much of their identity from their relationship with their spouse and their children - "I'm a wife and mother." However, few men would define themselves predominantly in terms of "I'm a husband and father."
If you follow conventional wisdom, you’ll believe that true happiness only comes from being in a loving, stable relationship with another person. That messes things up if you’re getting divorced doesn’t it?
The divorce shaped hole will take some filling but it can be done. Make the most of your friends and family and just remember than being divorced does not make you anything less than you were. There are millions of us!