Men are often thought of as tough and resilient. So, when men go through a significant life event like divorce, many people think men just do not need as much help as women to get through the experience. However, men commonly struggle with divorce, and often more so than women. What follows may be helpful for men in Illinois who are trying to recover from a challenging divorce.
One of the most helpful things to do is to set boundaries with the former spouse. It is not uncommon for a former spouse to try and “get back” at her ex-husband when she sees that he is moving on. Establishing boundaries early on can facilitate a healthy recovery.
Accept the past
Divorce will create wounds and form scars. Refusing to accept what happened in the past relationship will only delay healing and recovery. It is a fact that every person has made mistakes in the past. Accept and own past mistakes instead of trying to resist them.
Rely on positive support
Men are taught from a young age to never show weakness and be tough, so they sometimes try to tackle divorce alone. However, no one should go through a divorce alone. Being around close friends and family is one of the best ways to recover from this experience. There will inevitably be a myriad of legal issues that arise any time a person in Illinois goes through divorce. A seasoned and knowledgeable attorney can answer questions and provide legal guidance while safeguarding personal rights.