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Dealing With Fear In Your Divorce


Entering the divorce process can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. It often brings fear and uncertainty regarding the next stages of your life. These fears include the loss of identity, financial concerns, anxiety about child-rearing, and the fear of losing one’s child. However, it is important to recognize that these fears can be addressed and overcome with the right approach and support.

Addressing the Fear in Divorce:

The first step in addressing these fears is to recognize that the kind of fears you are experiencing is to be expected in a divorce case.  By reframing the divorce as a transition rather than a complete loss, you can begin to alleviate your anxiety. Seeking professional assistance, such as counseling, therapy, or working with a divorce coach, can provide invaluable support during this challenging time. These professionals are equipped to guide you through the divorce and provide resources to help you through the process.

Holistic Support:

Seeking holistic support to address the various fears associated with divorce will make the divorce a little easier. It is important not to overlook the emotional and psychological well-being during this transitional period. Professionals can assist you by providing healing and therapeutic approaches tailored to your specific needs. By integrating self-care practices, counseling, and other supportive measures, you can find strength and resilience as you navigate through the divorce process.

Tell Your Lawyer About Your Fears:

Realizing the significance of communicating your fears to appropriate professionals rather than keeping them bottled up is always beneficial. Expressing your concerns and fears to your divorce lawyer can help you to explore your options and gain clarity about your concerns. Your lawyer is trained to provide the necessary guidance and resources, ensuring that you have the support you need to address your fears effectively.

Remember to Protect the Children:

While it is important to express your fears and concerns to the right people, it is counterproductive to burden your children with these worries. Instead, you should focus on safeguarding your children and engaging in age-appropriate conversations to provide reassurance and stability during this challenging time. By seeking support from appropriate professionals, you can create a nurturing and secure environment for your children, allowing them to cope with the changes brought about by your divorce.

Divorce is undoubtedly a difficult and emotionally charged process, often accompanied by a range of fears and anxieties. By acknowledging and discussing fears, seeking holistic support, and consulting with appropriate professionals, you can navigate the divorce process more effectively. Remember, it is crucial to prioritize emotional well-being and seek support to ensure a healthier transition for both you and your family.

Contact our offices to further discuss your family law needs. To schedule an appointment with The Law Office of Rebecca Medina, call 559-324-5427 in Fresno or 858-285-4315 in San Diego, or visit We have two offices: Our Fresno office is located at 2525 Alluvial Ave., Suite 17, Clovis , CA 93611 and our San Diego office is located at 533 2nd. St. Suite 120, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Rebecca MedinaAbout the Author: Rebecca Medina

Rebecca Medina is an experienced Family Law attorney, mediator and Collaborative Divorce Lawyer serving the Fresno and San Diego areas. She handles cases ranging from complex divorce matters to child custody, spousal support, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, QDROs and uncontested divorce cases. She was rated “Clients’ Choice” by Avvo.

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