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5 Ways to Stay Positive After an Annulment

Going through any type of separation, whether it be a divorce, separation, or an annulment, can really take a toll on your mental and physical health. While the recovery can be tough, staying positive can help you start fresh and feel happier and better than ever! This week’s Catholic Annulment - Another Chance blog is here to provide you with some important tips about how to keep your head up after your Catholic annulment.

Catholic Annulment - Another Chance has what it takes to help you through the Catholic annulment process in an efficient and positive manner. We know that deciding to end a marriage is not an easy decision, which is why our church judges and staff will be there to support you every step of the way. Read this week’s blog post and reach out to us today to get started with your Catholic annulment process!

#1: Write Down 5 Things You’re Grateful for

In times of sadness and difficulty, it can be really easy to lose sight of all the great things happening in our lives and all around us. That’s why we challenge you to sit down and write five things you’re grateful for each day as you’re going through the Catholic annulment process. They can be big or small, but the important thing is that you take time to look around and be grateful.

This can help you shine a light on the wonderful things you have going for you, which will have a very powerful effect on your mental health, in the best way.

#2: Accept Your Emotions

During a challenging time like an annulment, it can be very tempting to do everything in your power to bury your feelings. However, we recommend that you allow yourself to feel all of your feelings and take them as they come, as this will bring you more peace down the line.

#3: Take Time to Grieve

A separation of any kind is painful. There are lots of emotions involved and it’s important that you acknowledge your pain. You don’t have to resume life as normal and act as nothing happened. With that said, we recommend that you avoid dwelling on your annulment for years to come, as this can seriously damage your psyche and your chances at moving on to live a happy and fulfilling life.

#4: Accept Support

During times like these, your family and friends will likely try to offer support. Instead of shutting down and refusing help, we suggest you accept their support. Even if it’s just an open ear or a shoulder to lean on, take the help of those who are offering it. There’s no need for you to go through this stressful and challenging time all by yourself.

#5: Journal

If you’re going through an annulment, you may be having a wide range of emotions that you feel as though you can’t really voice to others, for whatever reason. If this is the case, we recommend trying your hand at journaling. This can be whatever you want it to be, but the point is that you can privately express your thoughts and feelings.

Going through the Catholic annulment process can be really tough on your mental health, for a number of reasons, but doing what you can to stay positive can work wonders for your general wellbeing and your healing. Contact Catholic Annulment - Another Chance to learn more about the process or to begin your Catholic annulment proceedings today!