Separation and divorce are some of the most devastating losses. What began as a joyful building of family has
disintegrated into pain, separation and loneliness. So many emotions add to confusion and pain; many times it is difficult to get through the day.
Your faith and the love of God can provide help, healing and wholeness. Taking the first step is all important. There are various resources in the Diocese of Palm Beach and community that can help.
Please contact the Office of Marriage and Family.
If you have questions about the annulment process or Church law, please contact the Tribunal Office.
Retrouvaille is a program for troubled marriages. Retrouvaille comes from a French word meaning "to rediscover" and the program is designed to help couples rediscover a loving marriage relationship. This intense weekend retreat has helped thousands, many of those on the verge of divorce, to restore trust and build lasting happy marriages.
- To see if Retrouvaille is right for you, please go to retrouvaille.org
Talking to others is helpful to find support and identify feelings. Many parishes have divorced/separated groups and structured programs that offer comfort during this time. For those who prefer one-on-one counseling, Catholic Charities can provide help. The Family Life Office can provide referrals.
- Please contact the Office of Marriage and Family.
For those who are going through separation or divorce, life can be emotionally overwhelming.
Catholic Divorce Ministry--North American Conference of Separated and Divorced Catholics has many helpful resources for education and healing. Check out their sections on retreats, awareness, books and more at www.nacsdc.org
Get enough sleep every day
Eat healthy foods
Avoid excessive alcohol
Exercise a few times a week
Don't dwell on what you could have done or should have done
Take time to heal before you start dating again
Pray for strength to get through this difficult time
Ask for help from friends and family
Seek the help of a counselor or group for support
Remember that you will heal
Below are messages from Jesus that are messages to live by.
"I will be with you always until the end of time."