FAQs on Surviving
Emotional Trauma of Divorce
Based on a Series of Interviews with
Divorce Expert and Clinical Psychologist Mitchell A. Baris, Ph.D.
- How do I know when to throw in the towel, when my marriage absolutely cannot be saved?
- My marriage seemes beyond repair. Is there anything I can do to put it back together?
- How can I find an appropriate marriage counselor?
- When is the need for divorce urgent?
- Once the decision to divorce has been made, what are the emotional issues I will face?
I've initiated the divorce, and I want to move forward. But my partner is in terrible agony, and cannot seem to accept the decision. How can I help my spouse move on with the next stage of his or her life?
- It's been quite a few months, and I still can't shake my depression, anger and grief. What should I do?
- How can I regain control of my emotions in the aftermath of my divorce?
- I was extremely attached to my spouse's family and I want to continue the relationship with them. What should I do?
- As a couple, we had a wonderful group of friends. Will both my spouse and I be able to maintain these friendships after the divorce?
- My friends are all married. Now that I'm divorced will they have any interest in me?
- How can I best deal with the intimidating prospect of living alone?
- My divorce has destroyed my self-esteem. What can I do to feel good about myself again?
- When can I expect to get some closure in this ordeal?
- Even though my divorce has been finalized and the papers signed, I cannot get closure. My ex- and I continue to have contact, and the conflict goes on and on. How can I deal with this?
- How can my work life help see me through the vicissitudes of my divorce?
- In the face of my divorce, I feel tremendous need for change. Is this the time to go out and get a new job?
- When will I be ready to take the plunge again?
- What is the best way to meet new dating partners?
- How can I avoid making the same mistake twice?
- My ex has found a new, serious dating partner. I find it difficult to deal with. What should I do?
- My spouse remarried immediately after the divorce. How can I deal with my ex's new spouse?
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