As if divorce isn't difficult enough, it's often compounded by the judgment of friends and family who may equate divorce with failure and aren't afraid to let you know. So, what's the best way to handle the public scrutiny and all the pressure it brings? And is there a way to make everyone understand that they should ease up on you during this difficult time?

In this video, psychologist and YourTango Expert Dr. Shoshana Bennett explains that everyone needs support in the aftermath of a breakup. So, she says, your best bet is to "tell those family members and those friends that you know they love you and they're trying to help you, but their approach feels critical, and it makes it harder for you, not easier."

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