Getting Over Divorce Heartbreak - 7 Tips | The Naked Divorce
Get over divorce heartbreak

Getting Over the Divorce Heartbreak – 7 Tips

When you got married, you had your whole life ahead of you and now that your marriage is ending, the pain is immeasurable. Whether you were married for five months or 50 years, losing someone you thought you would be with forever is a tough pill to swallow.

Divorce can trigger terrible emotions. Stress, nausea, depression, anxiety, and the list goes on and on. This is completely natural. The person who was once your rock and your partner is no longer in your life, and that’s not something that’s easy to get over.

Starting a new life after a divorce is difficult. You may feel lost and hopeless – but not all is lost! That’s why we’re looking at 7 tips for getting over the heartbreak of divorce.


1. See a Therapist

Losing a spouse in a painful divorce is somewhat similar to experiencing a death. Someone you loved is no longer in your life anymore. This can leave you with many conflicting feelings such as guilt, depression, grief, loss of self, fear, and anger. Working through these complicated emotions can be a lot easier when done in therapy.

A therapist or counselor will help you see your thoughts from a different perspective. It can also be cathartic to vocalize your feelings. Your counselor can also help you learn how to cope with your problems and develop a plan for the future.


2. Journal for Your Sanity

Are you a private person? If so, the thought of revealing your deepest insecurities to a stranger in therapy may not be the most appealing choice for getting over a divorce.

Even if you are in therapy or are able to talk to close friends or family members about your divorce, there will be times when you don’t feel like verbalizing your pain. In these situations, journaling or keeping a diary is the perfect solution.

Leading divorce coach Adele Theron advises her clients to keep a journal of their thoughts, feelings, and emotions during their recovery. Being able to reflect on previous emotions, and to see the transition and progression over time can be very encouraging and valuable.

Similarly the University of Texas at Austin psychologists Joshua Smyth and James Pennebaker found that journaling can have a positive effect on your mental and physical health. Their research shows that writing down your feelings not only reduces stress but also boosts your immune functions.


3. Rely on Trusted Loved Ones

If there is ever a time to surround yourself with friends and family, it is now. Studies show that individuals who receive support from loving friends and family show significantly lower psychological distress after a trauma has occurred in their life, such as a divorce.

Going through a painful divorce can make you start to doubt yourself. Were you not good enough for your spouse? Not attractive or fun enough? These insecurities can be like a terrible poison that seeps into other areas of your life.

Not only will having your friends and family around make you feel happier, loved, and respected, but it will also help erase these insecurities.


4. Draw on Your Faith

If you are a religious or spiritual person, going through a painful divorce is the perfect time to rely on your faith.

Many find comfort from the words of the scriptures and the promise that God is with them during tribulations. 

Spiritually inclined individuals or religious persons should throw themselves into their faith. Pray, participate in congregational activities, and do personal study.

A study published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry found that not only does religion improve your mental health and lower anxiety, but your physical health benefits as well. The research shows that religiousness is often positively correlated with decreased drinking, smoking, suicides, and that “religious commitment and participation seemed to affect longevity” particularly in men.


5. Allow Yourself to Mourn

There is no set time limit for how long or short is appropriate for mourning the end of your marriage.

Losing a loved one in a painful divorce is one of the hardest things you can go through. The heartbreak, anger, and confusion can make returning your normal daily routine seem like an impossible task.

While you would not want to spend an extensive amount time putting your life on hold (as this can make it difficult to get over your separation) it is definitely important to mourn your relationship. Cry, wallow, be angry, and spend a day in bed. 


6. Be Good to Yourself

Getting over a divorce is a difficult process. It can take years to fully get over the devastation it leaves in its wake. In the time it takes you to recuperate, be kind to yourself.

You may feel that you’re not getting over the breakup as quick as others might. You may be left with feelings of worthlessness or guilt.

If you want to get over a painful divorce, you need to be kind to yourself. This Berkeley study found that self-compassion can work wonders for your mental and physical health post-divorce. 

Do things to treat yourself. Go on a vacation, have a spa day, and make a list of the positive qualities you possess. Spoken affirmations can also have a good influence on restoring self-love.


7. Build Yourself Back Up

Divorce is hard, but at some point, you need to start picking yourself back up. 

Part of building yourself back up is about finding out who you are. Remember the things you used to do before you were married. Find hobbies and dreams that inspire you and allow you to get out an be social gain.

Devote more time to your work. Maybe this was the push you needed to climb the ladder at your work or change careers. 


Getting over a divorce is much easier said than done. It often takes years for the pain to subside if you are relying on traditional therapy, or self-healing. Journal out your feelings, speak to a professional divorce coach if you can and loved ones, and find things in life that inspire you. These are the things that will help you get through a painful divorce.

Author Bio: Rachael Pace is a relationship expert with years of experience in training and helping couples. She has helped countless individuals and organizations around the world, offering effective and efficient solutions for healthy and successful relationships. She is a featured writer for Marriage.com, a reliable resource to support healthy happy marriages.


  1. URGENT EFFECTIVE LOVE SPELL TO GET YOUR EX LOVER BACK FAST! CONTACT: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com is certainly the best spell caster online and his result is 100% guarantee.
    my name is Mrs Susan Jane Helms I’m USA Citizen, from Charlotte, My husband breakup with me and left me to be with another woman, and i wanted him back. I was so frustrated and i could not know what next to do again, I love my husband so much but he was cheating on me with another woman and this makes him break up with me so that he can be able to get married to the other lady and this lady i think use witchcraft on my husband to make him hate me and my kids and this was so critical and uncalled-for,I cry all day and night for God to send me a helper to get back my husband!! I was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help get ex back fast. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a love-spell for me. 28 hours later, my husband really called me and told me that he miss me so much, Oh My God! i was so happy, and today i am happy with my man again and we are joyfully living together as one big family and i thank the powerful spell caster Dr.Unity, he is so powerful and i decided to share my story on the internet that Dr.Unity is best spell caster online who i will always pray to live long to help his children in the time of trouble, if you are here and your lover is turning you down, or your husband moved to another woman, do not cry anymore, contact this powerful spell caster Dr.Unity on his email: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: +2348071622464 ,you can also visit his website: https://unityspelltemples.blogspot.com

  2. I will only advice every other woman TRYING TO GET PREGNANT or having Fallopian tube issues, pcos and other infertility problem to do their research and don’t base your option only on anyone’s advise or medical report, I did and it resulted in waste of money and time. contact Priest Babaka via Email: babaka.wolf@gmail.com Or Facebook at priest.babaka he will help you because he has help me with his fertility/pregnancy spell prayers.. am so happy today to have my own child. He can also fix relationship/marriage issue, in case of getting your Lover/Ex back

Leave a Reply