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Should you join a divorce support group?

There is a lot you will ask yourself if you ever go through a divorce. You will have questions related to child custody and how you will divide your retirement savings. However, there are some questions you may not immediately ask yourself but are nonetheless important. One such question could be, "Should I go to a divorce support group?"

Separating from a spouse is an emotionally draining time. Even if you know for a fact you cannot spend the rest of your life with this person, you will still feel upset going through the divorce process. It will upend your life substantially, and you may not know what to do next once everything is final. Divorce support groups exist to help people sort out their emotions and talk to other people who have gone through the same thing. You can find them in almost any city around New Jersey, and even if you need to drive a ways to go to the meetings, it is still often worth it. 

Look at all the services the group can provide

At first, a divorce support group may sound like going to an AA meeting. However, it is more than just people sitting in a circle talking about their feelings. Many of these groups will bring in counselors and legal experts who can help you throughout the divorce process or help you manage your feelings afterward. Some groups will have outings, so they can be an excellent way to make friends. 

Know you are not alone

Many divorce groups remain segregated. Women talk to women while the men talk to men. You can find some co-ed groups in New Jersey, but for the most part, it may be better to talk with people who will know exactly how you feel. By taking care of yourself, you will be able to take care of your children and put yourself back out there for romance once again. 

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