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Losing the In-Laws: How to Cope with One More Divorce Loss

When getting a divorce, you expect to split from your partner. Although it’s not easy, you are working through the grief as you work through the legal process. What you may not expect is the loss of other people in your life: your in-laws.

For years, you attended their weddings, funerals, children’s school, and sports events. You may have lunched with your mother-in-law or gone fishing with your father-in-law.

Two women celebrating

Photo by Tony Alter.

If they have become your family, it may come as a shock to find out they de-friended you on Facebook and no longer take your calls. Suddenly there are two sides, and they’re definitely not on yours.

Here is how to cope with the awkwardness that may follow:

Have more questions about the emotional upheaval that comes with divorce? Join us for our workshop next month to hear from a therapist who handles divorce issues.