Reading about divorce in the news makes it seem like it is all about custody and money, but anyone who has gone through a divorce will tell you that it is much more than just a legal battle. While the legal stages of divorce and the mounds of paperwork required are time and money vacuums, divorce sucks out psychological and emotional energy too.
The psychological and emotional stages of divorce may arise at any time during the paperwork process. The juxtaposition of the legal process with these emotional and psychological stages may cause you or your soon-to-be ex to make rash decisions. “Noo, not rash decisions during a divorce!” you may say. But yes, it happens, and it happens often. Preparing yourself for the emotional and psychological stresses you or your former partner are likely to experience during a divorce can help guide the decision-making process. Continue reading The Psychological and Emotional Stages of Divorce→
(aka: “How to Sell Your Diamond & Ram SEO Words and Terms into an Article”)
Let’s take a moment to drum up some hypotheticals, shall we? First, we’ll say that you have a diamond ring and you want to get rid of it/sell it quickly. It’s an engagement ring, from your first marriage. The diamond still looks like it will last forever, even though the holy union only lasted 7 months. So what are the logical options? You can obviously take it to your local pawn shop for a very speedy exchange of goods for funds. The only problem here is that you are going to get GOUGED on the price. The pawnbroker has to take your diamond ring and resell it in order to make any sort of profit (obviously he/she wants to make the most money possible – this is America, darn it.) So if you don’t mind getting back around 10-15% of what the diamond ring is worth, this might be fine for you. Remember, you a) just want to be rid of it, and b) you didn’t even pay for it in the first place. Continue reading How to Sell Your Diamond: A Keyword Love Story→
Experiencing a divorce can lead to a wide variety of unpleasant emotions. Underneath surface feelings of sadness and dejection, there often are very strong, remnant sentiments of anger. These acrimonious undertones can have numerous origins: either anger directed at one’s former spouse, possibly other parties involved, or indirectly at various other environmental factors. One thing that is for certain is that latent (or blatant) ire must be acknowledged and dealt with. In order to move forward, one has to deal with the present.
Embrace the anger. Often we sense a negative emotion brewing inside of us, and our immediate reaction is to stuff it back down. By stifling this, it only will fester in there and get progressively more debilitating. This ultimately can lead to depression, as the anger metamorphoses into deep sadness. Rather, take note of the anger, and think of (non-destructive) ways that you can channel it outward.
Don’t be scared. Anger is nothing to fear. Many people are raised to believe that getting mad is “bad.” The reality is that anger is a perfectly normal emotion. The easiest way to confront it is head on. By discussing one’s feelings with a relative, companion or even just the open air, once we let them out, we can begin the healing process.
Just let it out. Some people believe in a notion that once they tap into their anger and release it, they will become completely unhinged; a monstrous ball of vitriol and violence. This is completely unfounded. By simply giving the anger an outlet to escape, it will immediately begin to dissipate. Hitting the punching bag at the gym, screaming your lungs out under water or practicing Judo on a pillow; pick whichever option suits you best.
It’s your anger; own it. No one has the right to tell you how to feel. While many people do not like to let others see them in an emotional state, if this occurs, there is nothing to be ashamed about. Again, experiencing anger, in all its forms, is an integral step in rehabilitating one’s mental health.
Run, swim, jump. Physical exercise is one of the healthiest ways to work though one’s anger. Aside from the obvious natural benefits to one’s body, physical exertion releases all sorts of helpful endorphins (including serotonin, which is responsible for producing happiness). No need to push yourself too hard; just do whatever exercise you can comfortably perform on a regular basis.
When all is said and done, and you are ready to part with whatever engagement or wedding rings that you have in your possession, there is a one destination that you should come to. Diamond Lighthouse is that place; we help you to sell your diamond jewelry with zero frustration or vexation. Let us help you get the most money possible for your diamond rings, all while you achieve inner peace.