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If you find yourself stuck in a challenging divorce due to a difficult ex-spouse, you may feel like your anger and frustration will never end. Perhaps you are working through a divorce with someone who has narcissistic tendencies, or is being difficult by hiding assets, playing games, and/or trying to turn your children against you. If you can relate to these scenarios, you likely have already had a long legal battle surrounding your divorce and what feels like a continuous fight.
Unfortunately, staying in the fight due to your ex-partner’s resistance to cooperate also means it prevents you from moving to other stages of grief and phases of healing. It is nearly impossible to find the space and time to feel sad or reflect on the important lessons of your marriage when your partner is consistently re-engaging you in arguments, push and pull dynamics, and games. There are a lot of emotions to move through in the recovery process of divorce, especially once the legal details are settled. Prolonged fighting delays those more advanced stages of healing, grief, and bereavement.
In this post, we identify what to keep in mind if you feel stuck in the fight of your divorce, for days, months, or sometimes even years.
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