Divorce Feelings – Negative Emotions in a Divorce


Divorce inevitably brings feelings of guilt, shame, regret and fear. To determine your emotions, ask yourself some questions:
The presence of the Syariah Court in Singapore has proved to be successful in reducing divorce rates over the years and in its first few years of establishment, it helped drop divorce rate among Muslims to 273 for every 1000 muslim marriages from the original 493 in 1958.
There was a record low of Muslim divorces in 1975, with only 94 per 1000. However, it should be noted that Islam discourages divorce because of the negative effects on the families involved.


1. Guilt Did you cheat on or abuse your spouse?


2. Shame Did you not treat your spouse or children well?


3. Regret Would you have made a different decision then so as to avoid divorce?


4. Fear Are you afraid of talking to people about your divorce?



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While the road to healing from your divorce may be difficult, there are some ways in which you can better manage your emotions.


1. Go ahead and cry


Even with the breakdown of your marriage, it’s very likely that you may still have feelings for your ex-spouse. To express your grief, you shouldn’t hold back from crying so as to recognise your hurt and move on.


2. Find listeners


Get support from family members or friends who are good listeners. If needed, go to a professional counsellor. They’ll be able to listen to you pour your heart out without judging you.


3. Do something new


While you may be at some fault for the divorce, you needn’t beat yourself up because of it. Take this process as an opportunity to do something new and appreciate what you’re left with.


4. Talk to your ex-spouse


While it may be tempting to never speak to your ex-spouse again, you should seek closure with him or her. Apologise for any hurt caused and thank him or her for the times you had together. If you have children, this is even more important as it allows for harmonious relationships.


5. Get moving


Be sure to move on by keeping optimistic. By surrounding yourself with positive influences, you’ll be able to look towards the future instead of dwelling on your past mistakes.



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