Originally posted on March 31, 2019 @ 5:55 am
Nowadays, there is a lot of talk about how technology can negatively impact relationships. Whether it’s liking the wrong person’s post on social media or getting caught sending text messages you shouldn’t send, technology has been known to wreak havoc in a marriage.
On the other hand, however, technology can also be an excellent tool for surviving a divorce. Getting divorced is in an emotional and trying process; however, with advances in technology, it can also be a way to find hope when it may not feel like there is any.
Here are some of the ways that technology may be able to help you through a divorce.
It’s typical for newly divorced couples to feel like they failed in some way. They may carry a lot of self-blame or have painful feelings that they aren’t sure how to deal with.
However, there are thousands of forums and groups which can provide helpful insight. By being able to connect and communicate with other people in a similar situation like you, you will feel less isolated. Sharing your experience with others online can be a great form of therapy.
Many people may not feel comfortable communicating about their divorce with people they see on a daily basis. Therefore, the online community provides a safe place where you can remain anonymous if you want to.
When couples are first going through a divorce, it may be difficult to communicate with each other. Simple conversations may escalate quickly. However, there are a lot of details and steps to go over in order to finalize a separation, particularly if you have children together. Communication is inevitable.
Technology can provide a bridge for communication between two people without actually having to talk. Being able to coordinate online calendars or send text messages instead of phone calls can help avoid a lot of arguments.
Whether your divorce was your decision or not it’s still an emotional experience. You may have unresolved feelings and emotions that you’re not sure what to do with.
The Internet is full of places which can provide an outlet for your feelings- whether it’s posting quotes, contributing to discussions, or even just posting photos. Self-expression is extremely helpful when trying to overcome adversity.
A lot of people aren’t ready to jump back into the dating pool after getting a divorce. They may feel socially withdrawn or afraid of giving love another chance.
However, with the advancement of dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, recently divorced people can ease slowly back into giving love a try.
Busy divorced people may not have time to get out and date. Yet with the help of dating apps, they can still find the opportunity to meet someone.
While nothing is as beneficial as human support during a trying experience, technology can be a fantastic supplemental tool to overcoming divorce.