ST. LOUIS, Missouri. One of the toughest aspects of divorce is not just the legal aspect of the separation, but the very real and painful heartache that divorcing individuals face. Yet, these days, there’s an app for everything from finding an apartment, to finding a new partner, so why not try an application that can help you navigate the challenges of heartbreak? The New York Times recently reported on a new App that does just that. It’s called Mend, and it offers daily coaching that helps the newly broken hearted detox from the ex, redefine their lives, and move forward.
The application has been so popular, that even one psychiatric nurse found solace in the founder’s daily audio trainings. The psychiatric nurse found the application so helpful, that she’s now recommending it to her own patients. The application connects users with a community of other people going through a breakup. It also encourages users to practice self-care.
Mend uses science to help its users tackle their breakups and divorces. Researchers have found that the chemicals present in our brain are similar to those that are stimulated by addictions. When we break up with our partner the brain suffers from a similar kind of “withdrawal.”
Vogue reports on another app called Rx Breakup, which offers a 30-day program to help individuals deal with withdrawal, red flags, and obsessing tendencies. The developers got the help of psychologists to help them develop the application. This particular application empowers users to change destructive behavior patterns and move forward.
Do the applications work? And can they help individuals going through a divorce? One of the tough parts of going through a divorce is that there are so many moving parts. There’s the legal aspect which involves the division of property, debt, and child custody, and then there’s the emotional side of divorce. If you want to get divorced, you’ll have no choice but to tackle the legal aspects of your split. However, because divorce is so costly, what often gets neglected is the emotional side. Unfortunately, the emotional side of your divorce can spill into the legal side. For example, unmanaged anger can later come out when you’re trying to work out a parenting time agreement or when you’re trying to decide who gets the house. Couples who have worked through their anger and sadness, while they may still feel angry and sad, may be less likely to try to take out these feelings while negotiating the practical aspects of their divorce.
So, maybe give the apps a try. Then, call your divorce lawyer. The Behrens Law Firm, L.L.C. are divorce attorneys in St. Louis, Missouri, who can help you handle the legal and financial aspects of your divorce, so that you can focus on what matters—your family, yourself, and healing. Visit us today at http://www.barbarabehrensdivorceattorney.com/ to learn more. You can get through this. We can help.
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