How Friends And Family Can Help
Coping with Divorce
Ending a marriage is like a death in the family. It’s important to have the support of friends and family during the grieving period, which is likely to last beyond the awarding of the divorce decree. Even in the smoothest of divorces, this will be a time of stress. Don’t go through it alone.
Yet many put off telling the people closest to them that the marriage is in trouble or that a divorce is in progress. It’s just too hard to bring up the subject. You may feel embarrassed or fear how friends and family will react. Yet you’ll probably find that they were just waiting to lend a hand — or an ear. They may have hesitated “to intrude” or were embarrassed themselves to bring up the subject.
Give them a chance to help you. Tell each person directly. An email message might break the ice. Send one on us.
Support Someone You Know
Maybe you know of someone who could use a “pick-me-up”. Click here to download and send a thoughtful and supportive booklet to comfort, strengthen and empower your friend through their transition.