Grieving The Death Of A Marriage

Grief is something most people go through at some point in their lives, and there should be an open dialogue about it rather than shame or avoidance. National Grief Awareness Day on August 30 exists for this very purpose. The day is dedicated to raising awareness of the many ways people cope with loss and was founded in 2014 to encourage communication on loss and bereavement. One area of grief that should be recognized, but sometimes people overlook, is the grief that comes with divorce.

When people enter a marriage, they go in with the expectations that it will last for life. People don’t expect divorce, yet sometimes divorce becomes the best option. Even if the decision to divorce becomes clear, the emotional turmoil that follows can be devastating. Divorce is sometimes thought of as the “death of a marriage,” so divorced people often experience the type of grief that is similar to a death in the family. Divorce can be one of the most grieving experiences in a person’s life, and oftentimes it is incredibly difficult, painful, and overwhelming.

It is important to understand the grief that divorce can bring and to deal with your emotions in a healthy way. However, even during the hardest times, try to remember the healing that time can bring. Time will allow those who have been through divorces to grow and be happy again. Many divorced people enjoy better and more joyful lives after divorce. This is an important thing to remember for those in the midst of grieving the death of a marriage. Make sure to deal with your emotions of grief appropriately, not neglecting them, and communicating your loss when necessary; but also try to remember that many divorced people live happy and enjoyable lives.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need an attorney to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email at or visit our website: The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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