Even if you are a man, it is ok not to be ok during your divorce. After all, even if ending your marriage is the right decision, you are likely to experience some sadness, anger and anxiety. According to Psychology Today, these emotions can quickly turn into a mental health emergency, as you may be vulnerable to depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder.
For some reason, when it comes to men, society tends to stigmatize therapy. Still, focusing on your mental health during your divorce may improve your chances of emerging from your divorce ready to start the next chapter of your life.
A special kind of therapy
Divorce therapists are licensed counselors who understand the negative toll divorce can take on anyone’s mental health. Even if you are not struggling, your therapist may recommend ways to remain mentally healthy. If you are experiencing the emotions that often come with divorce, though, working with a divorce therapist may help you focus on making the right divorce-related decisions.
An added expense
Even if you have health insurance, divorce therapy may be expensive. If you must pay out-of-pocket for your therapy, you should talk to your attorney before using marital funds. Still, you may be able to pursue a financial settlement that allows you to pay for the critical therapy you need. You may even qualify for spousal support.
Even though your divorce seems to be all-consuming now, it will not last forever. Ultimately, by getting the mental health help you need, you may keep your common emotional response from becoming a life-long mental health struggle.