What to Do When a Friend Picks Sides in Your Virginia Divorce

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

When your marriage ends in Virginia divorce, you're not just losing your husband; you may also be losing important people in your social circle. While ideally a friend (particularly if they were a friend of both spouses) will remain neutral in the divorce, this is usually not the case. It's natural to pick sides and form opinions the divorcing couple's reasons and motives for divorce.

Dealing with Friends Picking Sides in Your Virginia Divorce

If you're feeling the social repercussions of Virginia divorce and it's adding to the overall stress of the experience, there are some things you can do:

  • It's not uncommon for women to lose themselves in their identity as wife and mother during a divorce. You can use this time of social upheaval to get more in touch with yourself and learn to be self-sufficient again.
  • Everyone craves interaction and emotional support, especially during a rough time in life. You should surround yourself with the people who love you and have shown themselves loyal to you.
  • If you have children you should try, if possible, to salvage the relationships that benefit them the most. If necessary, seek guidance from a professional counselor to help you sort through your feelings and create a positive plan for the future.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

There are very specific rules governing divorce in Virginia. At Hofheimer Family Law Firm we are committed to providing you with the experience and compassion you deserve and the successful results you need to move on with your life. Request a FREE copy of our divorce guide for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.