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Losses experienced during divorce could trigger grief

Grief is a common emotion that comes along with experiencing a loss. While many people may think of the death of a loved one as the first situation that would lead to this feeling, New York residents may also find themselves facing grief due to going through divorce. After all, there are many aspects of their lives and relationships that they are losing as a result of the process.

While the legal proceedings themselves can be emotional roller coasters, individuals may also realize that they will need to go through other gut-wrenching situations. For instance, it is likely that parties had wedding photos, vacation pictures and other physical representations of their shared experiences that they will now likely take down. Additionally, people will also have to ask their loved ones to put away any of these items that they may have in their homes.

Some parties may also mourn the loss of feeling special to their spouses. Knowing that one person holds another individual in the highest regard can be a lifting thought. Now, people who go through divorce may need to come to terms with the fact that they are no longer the most important person in someone's life.

Of course, choosing to move forward with divorce may have been the most reasonable decision for everyone involved. Nonetheless, it is understandable that many New York residents may feel grief over the losses they will experience as a result. Ending a relationship can come with many difficulties, and on top of the emotion, the legal process can be challenging. Fortunately, concerned individuals could seek assistance from knowledgeable attorneys if they wish.

Source: goodmenproject.com, "The Secret Grief Of Divorce You Never Talk About", Karen Finn, March 17, 2018

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