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Resilience After Divorce

In Lifestyle, Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

“Resilience” is defined as the “capacity to recover quickly from difficulties” or the “ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape”. In the world of psychology, this concept is a big one as the ultimate goal for people who have experienced trauma is to develop resilience. Separation and divorce are very much a trauma for the couple separating as well as for their children. For your sake, and the sake of your children, please think about the following: Know that resilience does not mean “getting over it”. It means coping with grief and recovering quickly. However, “quickly” is relative. Everyone has different personalities, personal histories, coping mechanisms, and speeds of recovery. Therefore, take it easy on yourself and your children if the recovery process seems to take …