Unfortunately, some people have a particularly hard time processing that their marriage has come to an end. Whether someone still loves their ex or they feel like a failure because their marriage was unsuccessful, there are many reasons why divorce causes significant depression. In some instances, this leads to self-harm.

It is imperative for those struggling with negative emotions due to their divorce to review all of their options carefully. Moving forward is necessary, not only in terms of finances and family law matters but also with respect to your outlook on life and mental health.

Self-harm takes many forms

When people think about self-harm, they often envision teenagers cutting themselves. However, self-harm takes a wide variety of forms and is not always as obvious. For example, some people stop eating (or eat too much). This also applies to alcohol, drugs and other dangerous behaviors. Sadly, some people feel suicidal after their marriage collapses and many people have taken their lives as a result of their divorce. If you are feeling this way, it is crucial to seek help immediately.

Minimizing the emotional toll of divorce

There are a number of ways for people to reduce the impact of their divorce. First of all, planning ahead and taking steps to improve your experience in court will go a long way to reduce the emotional impact of your marriage ending. If you are feeling very depressed, reach out to loved ones and friends for support and look into healthy ways to combat the feelings you have, such as picking up a new hobby. Our site addresses many other topics related to the divorce process.