DES MOINES, Iowa, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Divorce isn't as simple as signing a few papers and getting on with life. It's a process and sometimes a long one. A recent divorcee who survived the process offers these tips to help your friend who is facing divorce get through it and face the future.
Right Now. The emotions that come along with a divorce are overwhelming. Your friend might simply need to talk through it all. Let her know you're available – day or night – and then be available. Learn more about resources available and how to find a therapist.
Today. Some people have a hard time being alone and need a friend to be physically present with them at certain times. Others seem to need the alone time to adjust. Ask your friend what he or she needs because it may change over time. Learn more about coping with stress and change.
Tomorrow. Regardless of how long your friend was married, any plans he or she may have made – concrete or in thought – are no longer. Remind your friend that you will be there to help pick up the pieces. Sometimes, just knowing you don't have to go it alone is enough.
About Support in a Split
When a friend or family member is going through a divorce, most people find it tough to know what to say or how to help. Support in a Split targets the extended support groups of people going through divorce and offers practical ways for them to help during a difficult time. With insight from attorneys, divorce counselors and divorce survivors, blog topics range from exercise, dating and updating legal documents. Support in a Split is sponsored by ARAG®, a global provider of legal solutions.