In our materialistic world, we have, unfortunately, come to hang our self worth on our financial worth. A fragile measuring stick in our unstable economy. Last year, 1.5 million bankruptcies were filed in the United States. And that number is on the rise despite reforms to the US Bankruptcy code meant to reduce the number of both bankruptcies and abuse of the system. Wading through the paperwork involved with a bankruptcy filing is difficult enough without lugging along emotional baggage that will persist beyond the discharge of debt.
Detroit bankruptcy lawyers are familiar with the emotional stress their clients suffer while enduring the admittedly complex bankruptcy scenario and can offer sage advice on surviving the process. Surrendering to the process is a good place to start. Sweet surrender is celebrated by songwriters and imposed by poets, but there is truth in the ideal. Bankruptcy can provide a new beginning. Find some new goals and challenges to help you move on with life. Here are some places to start:
Learn from your experience. Make new plans for financial security in the future. Learn to separate your self worth from your financial worth. Remember the old adage, “It’s only money.” Because, it really is. Revel in learning to live on less. Make thriftiness a game, of sorts. Challenge yourself to find new ways to be “cheap.” Allow yourself to experience the feelings of loss, anger, sorrow and frustration, and then put them behind you. Live in reality. Appreciate the new sense of control as the bankruptcy process moves forward and your new freedom is revealed. Learn some new financial skills to protect your financial well-being in the future. Detroit bankruptcy lawyers can help you find and learn these skills. Don’t beat yourself up. Let go of the resentment and shame – either that directed at yourself or others. Remember what Grandma said about holding a grudge. It only hurts you. Even if that grudge is directed at yourself.
The feeling of spiraling out of control as a stranger, or strangers, sifts through your financial life is understandable and expected. Try to overcome the impulse to panic and fret. Just sit back and let the situation roll along as it will anyway. Turn over the proverbial new leaf. And remember that Detroit bankruptcy lawyers have years of experience and can offer you advice in a compassionate atmosphere.