Unfortunately depression is one of the 5 stages of grieving. Getting divorced is as traumatic as losing someone to death. You have to give yourself time to move through the stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. If it helps, depression comes just before acceptance. And once you have accepted the facts, you are on the path to healing.
Divorce is one of those life adjustments that puts heart and soul in a tailspin. Even the strongest among us can be overwhelmed by the stress and brokenness that accompany divorce. When depression sets in, it is important to find ways to help your body and mind cope with the flood of emotions. Exercise, which triggers the brain to release endorphins, is always a suitable first step. Further, healthy eating and therapeutic conversations can be very helpful for the individual working through depression. Time away – vacation – is also good for the soul too.