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Taking Charge of Your Personal Story Can Help You Heal from Divorce

Molly B. Kenny
Founder and Principal Divorce Attorney

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1/28/2012
Molly B. Kenny
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Perhaps the most difficult aspect of divorce is dealing with the depression and emotional turmoil that often accompanies the breakup of a long-term relationship. Many divorcees have trouble escaping from negative thoughts, self-blame, feelings of failure, and regret. Even though they know that divorce was the right choice for them, their mental well-being is damaged for months and even years after the end of their marriage.
A new study, however, offers newly divorced men and women a novel way of dealing with the negative emotions that come with the process of starting over. The research, which followed about 50 patients through 14 weeks of therapy, found that writing down your own narrative of events and feelings can significantly increase your sense of self, clarify your understanding of the event, and improve your overall mental health.
Why do personal storytelling and journaling help divorced and struggling people get back on the right track of self-confidence and self-worth? While researchers can presently only guess, many believe that writing down thoughts and feelings lends a person organization and understanding – two important aspects of regaining control over your life.
Are you in search of a Seattle divorce attorney to assist you with the divorce process? Contact the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny today at 425.296.8852 to learn more about our Washington State family law services and to schedule a free initial consultation.


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