A divorce support group can help you creating the best situation for your children during and after a divorce. The support group helps you to focus on the interests of your children on the short term and on the long term. These groups exist both on-line and off-line.
The support groups helps you to deal with your emotions and to control them. The group helps you to set your goals: the benefits for the children. You will focus on the outcome, the interests and not on your emotions and on what irritates you about your ex and the situation.
The first meetings with your support group can be emotional. Like most participants, your emotions will include one or more: anger, bitterness, anxiousness, happiness, sadness, embarrassment.
The members of the support group share their stories and tears with each other. Their cultural background, level of education and gender may vary, but their anxiety and unhappiness are equal.
When you start, all the group members are stangers to you. Stepping into an existing group of which the group members know each other already can be difficult. You may prefer to participate in a group that starts from scratch.
Some do like groups in which both genders are combined. Others only want to be in a men only group or in a women only group.
The advantage of a mixed group is that you hear divorce stories from different perspectives. That can shed new lights on the understanding of your own situation.
Some of your thoughts may be:
As soon as you start talking about splitting up.
In a support group you will meet that are in the same position as you are. They go through the same emotional process.
There are thousands of support groups for divorce around the U.S., in the U.K. and in many other countries. These groups provide the right setting for you to deal with your emotions and to rebuild your life again.
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