Divorce is difficult no matter at what stage you decide to part ways. It is not easy to lose someone you loved and had a good time with. Divorce is a long road from emotional and financial aspects. It’s not just your marital status; your entire life turns around. If you have children, they will likely suffer as seeing their parents part ways. Parents must ensure their child’s safety and best interests during a divorce. As both parents decide to move on, it becomes essential to think through how the child would react and how their life would be. If parents do not assess the situation thoroughly, the whole process can become complicated. Divorce is tough, period!
There are many things that a friend can do during such difficult times.
Listen to Them
Sometimes people need someone to listen to them no matter what. Don’t worry; they do not need answers or advice, but maybe they want to hear that they are not alone.
Help Them in Moving
Moving is a strenuous and exhausting process. With children, your responsibilities and tasks increase. Packing stuff can make you emotional, and comfort and support can help ease the process.
Invite Them Over, even if They Say No
It can be difficult for people to be left alone suddenly. Hang out with mutual friends or try to make plans with them, even if they disagree. Some people will not have the energy to socialize or need to, but you can step in and encourage them to go out.
Don’t Talk Ill About Their Ex
Remember to stay calm and composed no matter how much you want to talk trash about your friend’s ex. Avoid any ill talks as one day your friend might talk negatively about their ex, and the next day it can be the opposite. Listen to them and validate your friend’s emotions rather than emphasizing your opinions.
Help Them Out
You can take them to the doctor if they are sick. If your friend needs someone to take care of their child as they have some urgent appointment, you can step in. Dog sitting or other things, you can always step in to help if they find it difficult to manage expenses or trust someone until they figure it out.
Stop By for a Meal
Surprise them by bringing food over for dinner or maybe just a pizza to talk over things.
Don’t Push Them for Details
Everyone functions differently and has their way of dealing with grief; some people are open about it while others are not. Do not encourage or bug them whenever they are unwilling to talk.
If your friend is going through a divorce and needs legal consultation, you can reach out to Shaffer Family Law and schedule an appointment at (480) 470-3030.