Does divorce have an effect on a person’s self-esteem?

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divorce have an effect on a person’s self-esteem

James Tingu Answered question August 17, 2021
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While divorce is a frequently discussed topic, there are still plenty of gray areas that people are too afraid to talk about in public. One such example is the topic on self-esteem. The fact is, divorce can impact a person’s self-esteem. Getting a divorce can trigger feelings such as shame and guilt. Some people also have the tendency to think of themselves as a failure because the relationship didn’t work out, or because the situation at home with the kids or the finances is no longer the way it used to be. To some people, divorce could change the way they view a relationship and this could lead to constant fears about entering a new relationship in the future. Then there are also others who, after getting a divorce, feel alone. Sure, they have family and friends who love them but even these people at times fail in giving the empathy and support needed by people going through a divorce. 

The fear of what lies ahead after a divorce can also affect self-esteem. It helps to have a family law attorney in Santa Barbara from Kaspar & Lugay to give you legal guidance as you go through this challenging phase. 

FrankDBell Answered question December 17, 2019
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