Dear Nicola, I have recently separated from my wife and find it incredibly hard to cope with the situation. I’m so emotional it is affecting my work where I can’t concentrate 100%. I have family and friends that have been trying to help me through this but there’s only so much they can do. I would be grateful if you could give me advice on how to cope. Dan.
One of the hardest things to deal with when you are recovering from a separation is the sad feeling that can leave you lost and upset. Some people take months, some take years to recover but the old saying ‘time is a good healer’ although a cliché is very true. As time goes on you will be able to deal with being single again and move forward as life is too short to dwell on the past. Stay focused on finding new ways to meet new people and make new friends as this is a good base to help you cope after separation and move on and find a romantic partner.