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Divorce, Psychological Issues

Divorce (or relationship dissolution) represents a discontinuous, unexpected, and often dramatic change for couples and the individuals involved. It can bring with it a number of different, and potentially conflicting, emotions, such as anger, guilt, sadness, and relief. Such feelings can be exacerbated for trans individuals, who may be simultaneously facing personal challenges related to their gender identity or who may face stigma and discrimination from partners, legal systems, and mental health providers who would otherwise serve as a support for couples experiencing relationship distress or dissolution. Trans individuals may experience relationship dissolution at many points in their relationships. Their dissolution may also occur at various points during their own coming-out and transition process. Thus, experiences of divorce or relationship dissolution may vary widely for ...

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