All posts tagged advice for friend in divorce

How to Handle When Friends Leave After Divorce

How to Help When Friends Leave after divorce

For a long time after my divorce I wondered, “What had I done to push my friends away? It wasn’t till years later, and more difficult circumstances that followed, I realized an important truth: People tend to avoid things they don’t understand and situations that make them uncomfortable.

Here are a few things I could have done to help those friends understand and be more involved in my situation.

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Three Great Gifts You Can Give Your Divorcing Friend This Holiday

Three Great Gifts You Can Give Your Divorcing Friend This Holiday

When you get together with your friends and family this holiday, your friend who is going through a split will bring lots of emotions to the table. Whether he or she is hurting or ready to move on and celebrate, here are three special gifts you can give. Continue reading →

Divorce During the Holidays: 6 Ways to Help

Divorce During the Holidays: 6 Ways to Help

My divorce was final on December 24, 2004 and I still remember the anxiety of spending the holidays alone with my daughter for the first time. Trying to make the season “merry and bright” when I felt everything but, was quite a challenge. If you know someone facing a lonely holiday season due to divorce, here are some ways you can help make it a little better.

Be Present
More than anything, no one wants to be alone for the holidays. S/he may have extended family to spend the actual holidays with, but leading up to those days can be just as lonely and painful. Invite your friend to some of your holiday functions, go shopping, or just to come over and have dinner or watch a movie so s/he isn’t sitting at home alone. Continue reading →

Help Your Divorcing Friend Understand How Divorce Affects Her Credit

Help Your Divorcing Friend Understand How Divorce Affects Her Credit

Credit problems are not uncommon during divorce and frequently arise because most people don’t realize that creditors are not legally bound to abide by a final decree of divorce. That is, a judge’s order does not override what is owed to a certain creditor and there are many potential problems if one spouse does not follow the court order. Continue reading →

Five Practical Ways to Help Your Divorcing Friend Cope With Anxiety

Help Your Divorcing Friend Cope With Anxiety

Your friend who is getting divorced will definitely experience worry and fear at some point. At best, these feelings are there to protect, and even motivate. However, unrelenting and/or irrational worry can be paralyzing. When helping your friend deal with the stress of divorce, how can you tell if anxiety has tipped from healthy to unhealthy levels? And what can you do to help her cope? Continue reading →