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Suggestions for Dealing with the Emotions and Stress of Divorce

You are probably thinking about getting a divorce, but just thinking about it is already anguishing and stressful, so here are some useful tips on how to manage your emotions and stress in difficult situations.

Emotions and Stress of Divorce

1. Exercise

Regular exercise can reduce stress hormones in the body. You might want to join a gym, sign up for an exercise class or take walks or go on nature hikes.

2. Find Support

Take the time to deal with your emotions. You may want to find a support group or a therapist. You may want to practice meditation or start journaling. Perhaps talking to a trusted friend works best for you, but find a way to reflect and process your emotions.

3. Eat Healthily

Eat healthy, nutritious foods and get plenty of rest. Physical problems can occur if stress goes unchecked. This is a time to stay as healthy as possible.

4. Read

Have some fun. Read a book you have wanted to read. Try a new hobby you have been thinking about.

5. Enjoy what you have

Spend time with positive people. Make time to do things you enjoy and things that give you a sense of self-worth.

6. Decisions

Avoid making emotional decisions. There will be many decisions you need to make but take time to think through your options before making any major decisions. Begin planning the new chapter of your life. Allow yourself the chance to think about what you want your future to look like.

7. Avoid Confrontation

Avoid confrontation with your soon-to-be-ex. It is better to walk away or ignore a call or text than to argue. Your attorney can negotiate matters that cannot be peacefully resolved between you and your spouse.

Don't go it alone. Sharing your emotions with loved ones might help you get over this. Contemplating joining a support group with individuals in similar situations? Isolation may increase stress, impair attention, and negatively impact your career, your family, relationships, and health. Don't be frightened to ask for assistance.

Sims & Purzer is here for you. We hope you found this helpful,

Sonja, Rick, and the Team at Sims & Purzer


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