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Working as a group through divorce to find support

The world of divorce is often one of change and hurt -- emotional and financial. Many splitting couples in New Jersey have struggled with the transition that comes with a marital separation. Because of these changes, the world of family law can be extremely stressful.

That is why some experts suggest starting a divorce support group. The emotional support that can come from working together through an issue such as divorce, especially with people who are experiencing, or have experienced, the same thing, can do wonders. This manner of support can have very beneficial effects toward both the short- and long-term coping processes.

Divorce necessitates a complete shift in the way a person lives, both on a day-to-day basis and in regards to long-term expectations. Regardless of how much money or property a person has, divorce can cause some tremendous emotional damage if it is not addressed properly. By creating a divorce support group, the people who participate can help each other toward a healthy relationship in the future, rather than one burdened with emotional baggage.

Many people use divorce support groups to vent about life, be there for one another or enjoy life in a way that they never knew before. The best part about a good divorce support group is that, unlike the former spouse, the group of men and women will not file to separate from you. Support groups are made of people that have problems that they want solved and want to help others solve similar problems.

Some divorce groups participate in social outings such as a picnic or a potluck dinner. Others head to the movies or the beach as a group. Another idea for connecting is a book club and, any time that a group gets together, they should have a conversation to voice the progress and concerns of each member. This way issues can be addressed before they spiral out of control.

Source: Huffington Post, "Start A Divorce Support Group," Lois Tarter, Aug. 1, 2012

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