It’s really important to allow yourself to feel your emotions during divorce. If you try to ignore them or squelch them, they’ll only come back later. The key however, is finding a safe way to express your emotions:
People in divorce should not drive in rage. You need to pull over and scream about whatever is going wrong. You need not to drive while you’re screaming. I was using the car as a place to vent and yell at things and scream and cry. I was really fortunate that I just backed into a parked car and nobody was hurt, my car wasn’t totaled but it was a wake up call. ~ Stacey
Stacey and her husband were married for over twenty years. Their divorce was a long time in the works and the divorce itself wasn’t easy. Stacey found help from Al-Anon and sought treatment for depression.
Cars may not be safe places while you’re driving but it feels safe to be inside them … normally, there’s no unexpected intruders and at least when you’re on your own, you have total control:) They’re also awesome places to listen to music REALLY loud. One of my favorites is Brandi Carlile’s The Story.
What’s your current favorite song?