Marriage is one of the most sacred institutions and divorce can be a serious emotional dent on a person. Though it can have a debilitating effect on both the partners, most people offer advice to women on how to cope with the loss.
Ways to Help Men Recover from Divorce
Marriage is one of the most sacred institutions and divorce can be a serious emotional dent
on a person. Though it can have a debilitating effect on both the partners, most people offer
advice to women on how to cope with the loss. Men, on the other hand, are no less the
sufferers of this legal and emotionally draining battle. They too are at the receiving end.
Sometimes, the signs of a marriage not working are there, but the couple overlook them and
continue to the point of breakdown. Here are some tips for men to navigate through the
divorce and salvage their self-esteem:
1.Stopping to live in denial– If the wives initiate the divorce, most men are taken by
surprise. This is because they have been living in a state of denial. It is important to
accept the situation, only then one can face it with will and grit.
2.Not freaking out– It
is important not to
freak out when the
man gets to know
about the divorce as
it will make him
more vulnerable. It is
normal to feel lost,
hurt and dejected,
but one should be
able to de-stress and
share the shock and
a friend or a loved
one. Acting in haste
can be disastrous.
3.Calming activities – It is extremely important to calm down so that one can plan the
next move. This can be achieved by trying yoga or some form of meditation. Deep
breathing can also be immensely helpful.
4.Spending time with kids – Many men get detached from their kids when the divorce
proceedings start. This complicates the matters further. Therefore, until the time
custody issues are resolved, the man should try to spend considerable amount of time
with his kids and be a doting father. Even if the relationship with the mother isn’t
working, the one with children shouldn’t suffer. The more time a man spends with his
kids, the better the bonding is.
5.Spending some timealone– Divorce can be psychologically and physically exhausting.
Therefore, it is indispensable to spend time on activities that one loves, like playing
soccer with friends, watching a movie or anything else. The effort should be to remain
strong and sane during the entire process and not let other things in life suffer. It’s
important to prioritize other tasks as well.
6.Reaching out for support– Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we cannot stop
ourselves from not being affected by the mental turmoil. In those times, one must not
feel shy and reach out for support to the loved ones, support groups or a psychologist.
Sharing grief can help one discover lost strength.
Regaining mental stability
Mental health problems can afflict anyone regardless of age, gender, culture or socio-
economic background. Going through divorce and starting a new life can be a daunting task
and cause immense stress. If left untreated, a person with mental problems can fall prey to
other health issues and get into substance abuse. Such patients deserve the highest levels of
care and compassion to recover fully and regain control of their lives.
Sovereign Health not only helps people get rid of acute and chronic psychiatric illnesses, but
also supports them wholeheartedly during the rehabilitation process. If someone in the family
or among friends is suffering from a mental illness, call our 24/7 helpline (866) 396-0064 to
know about our mental health rehabilitation centers in California. Our mission is to help
individuals develop healthy relationship with their body and mind through effective tailor-
made mental health programs in California and other states of the U.S.