Female Pilot Shares Life Reflection After Tough Divorce on TikTok, SA Is Inspired

Female Pilot Shares Life Reflection After Tough Divorce on TikTok, SA Is Inspired

  • A lady took to social media to reflect on her life after a tough divorce, and people were touched by her clip
  • The woman's TikTok video captured the attention of many people online, gathering many views, likes and comments
  • Online users reacted to the lady's clip as they rushed to the comments section to send her heartwarming messages
  • Briefly News spoke to a psychologist and relationship expert, Penny Holburn, about the impact of a tough divorce and how to overcome it.

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A lady in Mzansi opened up about her life after a tough divorce. She shared a video on TikTok, which left many people in their feelings.

A woman took to TikTok, where she opened up about her life after a tough divorce.
Lady got candid about her life after a tough divorce in a TikTok video. Image: @vera_sipendu_sa
Source: TikTok

Female pilot reflects on life after tough divorce

One woman inspired many online users with her story of determination and perseverance. The female pilot shared with her viewers how her life was after divorcing her spouse. @vera_sipendu_sa said in her TikTok video that she filed for divorce in 2019. She went on to say that during that time, she was unemployed, had a fallen business, and could not provide food for her daughter.

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At the end of the clip, @vera_sipendu_sa said God gave her strength to fight for her life and revealed that the company she is currently at opened doors for her.

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The impact of a tough divorce and how to overcome it

Going through a divorce is not always easy, as many emotions come into play, which can sometimes be challenging to comprehend. Psychologist and relationship expert Penny Holburn spoke to Briefly News on the common emotional challenges an individual faces during and after a tough divorce.

Penny explained that divorce can cause a wide range of emotions in a person's life. Anger and sadness are frequent emotions. There may be strong emotions of loss and sadness following the breakup.

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"Grief itself is experienced often as alternating cycles of sadness and anger or even both at the same time. Sometimes, there is a sense of regret. Some people battle with feeling that they have wasted time with the wrong partner or committed time and energy to a relationship that didn’t work out. Sometimes, depending on how hostile the divorce is, people can even have feelings of rage, "she shared.

She went on to state that divorce is an emotional time, and managing the typical obstacles of working, raising a family, and taking care of children can be challenging during periods of strong emotions. Almost every aspect of a person's life is impacted by and likely alters due to divorce. Thus, it's a significant occasion.

How does a difficult divorce impact one's mental health and well-being

According to Penny, divorce has a high ranking on the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, one of the most well-known and widely used stress measures and is recognised as a "major stressor."

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"So it affects physical and mental health considerably. All stress impacts mental and physical health depends on genetics, mental and physical resilience, support structures available and other methods which can lessen the impact of stress. Thus, divorce can have a serious impact on mental and physical health."

She also shared that divorce can result in "anxiety and depression, especially in individuals predisposed to such illnesses." It can even trigger more serious mental illnesses if the divorce is particularly "acrimonious."

A difficult divorce may also result in physical sickness. The common physical signs of stress that many individuals encounter include exhaustion, trouble sleeping, increased frequency of colds and flu, gastrointestinal problems, etc. More severe illnesses could, however, develop based on the individual's current state of health.

What strategies or coping mechanisms can individuals employ to navigate the emotional turmoil of a tough divorce

Penny recommends that individuals should make sure they have friends or family around them whom they can talk to and who are supportive. She also urged people to make sure they get good advice about whether it is essential for financial, child-care, property, and other decisions that need to be made.

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She also suggests that one seeks professional help from a psychologist or spiritual counsellor to help them over the challenging period in their life.

Social media users react to the woman's clip

The video of the lady opening up about her divorce gained massive popularity online. It received many views, thousands of likes, and comments on TikTok. Netizens were inspired, and others were encouraged by the lady's story.

CeeJay said:

Veraaaaaaa Veraaaaaa. Girl girl girl WOW."

Therealnomsie added:

"Congratulations, Pilot. This is my sign not to give on Maritime."

Thuli yalezo wrote:

"Ohhhh sis I'm so happy things worked out for."

Keke shared:

"Your story is mine. The only difference is that you are now ok, MNA. I am still iPhara, and business is not doing well. I am struggling to pay my daughter's school fees."

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Briefly News previously reported that what was supposed to be a fairy tale ended after one woman found out her husband's deep dark secret.

Twitter user @ruvimbo_1 posted screenshots from the wife's private Instagram account with the handle @ladyjasminec, who had posted one of her wedding photos pictured her soon-to-be ex-husband and status screenshots of why she was leaving her marriage of 9 months.

Source: Briefly News

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Johana Mukandila (Editor) Johana Tshidibi Mukandila has been a Human Interest Reporter at Briefly News since 2023. She holds a national diploma in journalism from the Cape Peninsula University Of Technology (2023). She has worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, PAICTA, BONA Magazine and Albella Music Production. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at the CPUT. She has passed a set of trainings from Google News Initiative. Reach her at johana.mukandila@briefly.co.za

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Penny Holburn (Founder of Penny Holburn Coaching) Penny Holburn is a life, career and business coach running her own coaching business since 2010. She has spent 20 years as a consultant in psychological assessment, organisational development, personal and business change, leadership development, coaching and counselling. Penny has majors in psychology and industrial psychology and an MSc Cum Laude in psychology and has completed a Senior Management Development Programme through Wits Business School.

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