Going through a divorce is a major life change and can be very stressful. To handle the stress of a divorce, there are things you can do to help ease your anxiety and make the process a little easier to handle. We offer these tips as a way to make your divorce easier to handle:
1. Treat yourself. If you are under stress from divorce now is the time to start minimizing the effects a divorce can have on you. Do things for yourself including eating right, getting a good night sleep and exercising. It doesn’t hurt to treat yourself to something as well – a new outfit, a spa day or a quiet day alone. You deserve it.
2. Ask for help. Family and friends can play an important role in your life when going through a divorce. Reach out to family and friends for support during this difficult time.
3. Try new things. A divorce might be the end of your marriage but it is not the end of your life. You have the opportunity to try things that your spouse may have never been interested in. Find opportunities to take up a new sport, try a class, try a new restaurant or discover a new interest. The busier you are the less time you have to think about your divorce.
4. Try to keep positive. A divorce is difficult and can often be emotionally draining. Finding the positive things to focus on will keep you going through this difficult period.
5. Let the little things go. Regardless of who started the divorce or who may be “to blame” focusing on little things will only cause you stress and anxiety. Try to see the big picture and focus on the positives that will come your way.
6. Get Professional Help. If you need to enlist the help of a therapist to help you through this time, do so. Trust in the professionals you have hired including your tax preparer, financial planner and attorneys to help guide you through this time as well.
7. Don’t give up on the things you want from your divorce. Remember that getting a divorce is opening a new chapter in your life. Getting what you want from the outset will help set you up for your future. Stand up for what you want when it comes to child custody, spousal support, visitation, property division and other issues.
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