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Dr. Stephanie Craig
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Divorce (Overview)

Divorce is a situation in which a married couple becomes unmarried to one another. Divorce is a risk factor for many emotional (psychological) and socioeconomic problems.


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How do I keep my sanity during a divorce?

How do I keep my sanity during a divorce?

Seeing a therapist: It is both permissible and recommended to get counseling during a divorce. These records are private and confidential and not subject to review by courts unless the circumstances are extreme (abuse of a child, neglect etc). Courts and attorneys often won't listen to you, they just want to settle the matter. You will be heard in therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephanie Craig
193 doctors shared insights

Divorce (Overview)

Divorce is a situation in which a married couple becomes unmarried to one another. Divorce is a risk factor for many emotional (psychological) and socioeconomic problems.


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How do most kids of divorce view their stepsiblings?

How do most kids of divorce view their stepsiblings?

Varies: Stepfamilies can be complicated, and relationships with step-sibs can be hard at first - there may be competition, jealousy, or simply fear and insecurity. Reactions may also depend on family dynamics and the personality traits of the sibs. Some gow strong bonds, and just as with real sibs, some are more distant or dont get along. Age where families merge and age of sibs also plays a role. ...Read more

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How does getting divorced affect one's mental health?

How does getting divorced affect one's mental health?

Divorce = major life: change, therefore, it impacts on mental health. If U initiated the divorce & wanted out of the relationship, it'll B easier, at least initially, than if Ur partner filed 4 divorce. If U were't expecting it & wanted 2 remain married, it'll B more difficult 2 accept. You may feel depressed, angry &/or confused. Therapy & support groups can help 4 U & Ur children build a new healthy life. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid the upcoming divorce court case?

What can I do to avoid the upcoming divorce court case?

Be calm: Court cases for divorce can be anxiety provoking to say the least. You may benefit from meeting with a Psychologist to discuss your options, how to respond to certain types of questions or issues. ...Read more

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I don't love my husband, how do I tell him i want a divorce?

Be honest: You may benefit from a session with a Psychologist to go over the best means of delivering this information. Often in these cases, I like to review some history to see if telling someone is potentially risky or dangerous and then develop a plan. ...Read more

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I feel like my kids lives are ruined by my divorce, how do I deal with the guilt?

Have you considered: Therapy? This would be something you could do for yourself that may make a real positive difference. Take care. ...Read more

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Liquor is passing out once in a month nd in divorce nd it gets so wety that I can't tolerate?

Liquor is passing out once in a month nd in divorce nd it gets so wety that I can't tolerate?

See doctor: I am not sure of some of your concerns in your question, but you appear to certainly be depressed and may be using liquor as "self medication." You need to see a Doctor and get some counseling and treatment started quickly to help you through these trying times in your life. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I want a divorce, but i'm afraid to tell him. How do I go about it without him convincing me to stay again?

I want a divorce, but i'm afraid to tell him. How do I go about it without him convincing me to stay again?

Counseling.: There are several possible approaches. One can seek the advice of a divorce attorney, a therapist or even ones physician if there is an established patient/physician relationship. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some questions in regards to the statement: well he would have never gotten divorced if he treated her right!?

What to do if I have some questions in regards to the statement: well he would have never gotten divorced if he treated her right!?

Try this fact...: An older couple is more likely to divorce if the wife gets seriously ill, but not if the husband does, a new study finds. University of Michigan researchers looked at 20 years of data on 2717 marriages of couples age 50 and older. Even though more husbands fell ill during this time, there were significantly more divorces when the wife got sick. (Ref: aarp.org/bulletin) ...Read more

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Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Divorce support: Search online or look in your local paper for a divorce support group. Also check with your local Y. Support groups are a great way to cope with the divorce process. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm taken Clonozapam0.5 1xd since prescribed,divorce in 07.Started taking 1xeveryother dayor so for a few months.Dr never advises, can I just stop?

Your dosage is not: too high and your usage pattern suggests you do not overly depend upon this med. Judicious. You probably could "just" stop, although to be sure and safer, thin out the dose to every third day or reduce the dose if taking it every other day. As always, better to consult with your MD before making substantial changes in meds. ...Read more

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How can divorce and remarriage affect your health?

The Stress Effect: Hello Jackzolo, The stress of marital separation and divorce can be acute, (short-term) or chronic, (long-term: greater than six months). The health problems from divorce are both psychological and physical. They are more severe for people who separate and divorce in their 30’s and 40’s and less severe in older adults. Most adults are resilient and cope successfully with the short-term effects. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect could divorce have on a young child?

I'm wondering what effect could divorce have on a young child?

I caused it: There are at least as many answers as there are children affected by divorce. But among the common themes: children usually feel responsible for causing the breakup, and fear that they will be abandoned. They may regress, becoming clingy, or show signs of depression or anxiety. Sleep and eating disturbances are common. Anger, tantrums, aggressiveness with other kids, loss of interest. ...Read more

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Suffering from adjustment disorder after divorce. Can you help me?

Suffering from adjustment disorder after divorce. Can you help me?

See a therapist: Adjustment disorder cannot be adequately treated over the internet. Seeing a good psychotherapist or marriage and family therapist or psychologist will help you to work out your issues in a healthy and safe environment. ...Read more

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How can I get over the guilt and everyone hating me because of divorce?

How can I get over the guilt and everyone hating me because of divorce?

Encourage you: to work to maintain healthy relationships with your ex and the people who are currently expressing anger toward you. With time (and a good approach by you) their anger may lessen and interactions may become more comfortable. Strive to take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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If dad is a drinker, is it better to keep him till kids graduate or divorce now?

If dad is a drinker, is it better to keep him till kids graduate or divorce now?

Seek support: I would encourage you to seek support, find a good counselor, try an al-anon meeting, this is a place for loved ones to go if they are affected by someone else's drinking. This is not a question i can answer for you, with proper support you will be able to figure out what you need to do. Seek help so you can find your "healthy voice". This may help steer your husband in the right direction as well. ...Read more

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I have been stressed lately due to divorce I have not desire to eat please help?

Your Untold Story: Without knowing circumstances around ur divorce & the struggles u've experienced in life, it's impossible 2 know what "stress" means in ur case & why, specifically, u've lost ur appetite. Anger, grief, fear, shame, trauma...Various emotions/experiences could be @ play. Consider talking 2skilled mental health clinician. "there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside u." maya angelou. ...Read more

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Whey do they say that after divorce most men remarry within a year and women dont?

Men are Islands: Men have fewer emotional connections and the void left by divorce is more difficult for them to fill. Men have more difficulty recognizing their emotions and having a spouse who can offer the support and encouragement they need to manage their emotions leads them to seek attachment sooner than most women. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with aspergers syndrome have a higher divorce rate?

Can you please explain how and why with aspergers syndrome have a higher divorce rate?

Aspergers: Because of the nature of Asperger's disorder, the social interactions they experience are different than the "normal" group. Anxiety, misperception, poor communication, black and white thinking are prominent and these symptoms/characteristics may not always mesh well in a relationship. ...Read more

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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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