Divorce and separation are life-changing events and can be painful and difficult to go through. Looking after yourself at such times is crucial, and especially so if you have children.

Experiencing a sense of grief is normal, as is feeling angry, envious, upset and exhausted. And it will take time.

In the short term you might want to seek support from friends and family or even consider getting some theraputic support.

Looking After Yourself Is A Long Term Project

Don’t be surprised at how long it takes to catch up with this life-changing event. It may have been imposed on you when you were least expecting it. Catching up is a long distance run, not a sprint.

There are numerous articles on this hub with advice and tips on looking after yourself during and after your divorce / separation.

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External Resources

Frolo. The Single Parent Community

Connect with local like-minded single parents and the wider Frolo community for friendship, support & Meetups.

Gingerbread Groups

Find Gingerbread groups across England and Wales as well as online. Gingerbread groups offer a chance for single parent families to get together, meet new people and share experiences.

Family Lives

Guidance on looking after yourself during a divorce or separation.

National Family Mediation

General guidance for parents on looking after your mental health and that of your children during a divorce or separation.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The informative and helpful website of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.