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Divorce and Depression


Among the many different emotions that can come up during the process of divorce, many are surprised when they realize they are actually feeling depressed. Depression is something we all want to avoid and often choose to do so by denying it.

However, it is important to realize that not only is depression very common for those going through divorce, but it is also okay to admit that you are feeling depressed. As with most issues, dealing with depression head on is better than trying to suppress feelings and emotions.

Depression during and after a divorce can be caused by a number of different things. Knowing that your marriage is ending can be a depressing thought as is coming to grips with the fact that your lifestyle will be changing in a major way. Dealing with these emotions is tough and often requires the support of loved ones and professional counseling.

But there is one cause of depression that divorce attorneys often see in their clients that they can actually help with. It’s the depression that can come when you feel like you don’t know where to start – when you can’t wrap your head around the enormity of the divorce process. Believe it or not, that is one area where a practiced divorce attorney can make a huge difference.

Getting past the initial shock of a divorce and having a game plan on how to move through the divorce proceedings can actually be a wonderful cure to depression and help a person feel empowered and ready to move on. So often, simply meeting with a divorce attorney to discuss the next steps has proven to be almost therapeutic for those going through a divorce. It is an experience that helps prove to themselves that this marriage does not define them as a person.

Divorce is never a pleasant experience, and a good divorce attorney understands that and is sensitive to the situation. Your divorce attorney can also be one of your strongest advocates and biggest sources of support as you work through this trying time of your life. They can be a great strength for you in your moments of weakness and uncertainty.

If you’re facing a divorce, you don’t have to suffer with the depression of what to do next alone. Call the offices of Naegle & Crider and set up a consultation with Brad Crider. He can help you feel confident about moving forward with your divorce and onto the next stage of your life.

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