Beyond the fact that most people are taught from a very young age that it is generally inappropriate to talk about one’s personal finances, Florida residents confronted by the possibility of filing for bankruptcy are sometimes embarrassed or ashamed by their financial difficulties. It’s important to recognize, however, that bankruptcy can be a long and emotionally draining process; surrounding oneself with supportive people and constructive thoughts can go a long way to help ensure that the entire experience is a positive one.
One of the most important things that people can do to help themselves effectively navigate the bankruptcy process is to seek the company and counsel of a trusted friend and/or relative. Of course, professional advice is also recommended, but sometimes the most useful feedback is that which comes from a truly sympathetic party. Attempting to conceal one’s concerns and insecurities about financial issues often does little to ease them, and loved ones are usually eager to help on an emotional level.