Stages of Divorce Recovery
According to the Divorce Magazine:
During and following a divorce, you will experience various stages of grief as you begin processing your divorce and what caused your marriage to end. These stages don’t necessarily go in an exact order. When you have moved on to one, you can certainly revert to another.
You can’t believe this is actually happening.
Pain and Fear
This really hurts in many ways, and how am I going to go on by myself emotionally, monetarily, etc.?
How could the person I exchanged vows with in front of God, family, and friends be doing this? I don’t deserve this.
You might start to promise your spouse mostly unrealistic things to stop the action.
You believe it’s all your fault – maybe a lot of it is.
This is all settling in now. The person I was supposed to have loved and he/she love me back have betrayed me.
This really is happening to me. I have to devise some coping mechanisms and strategies to deal with all of this.