3 tips on coping with divorce

Experiencing a divorce is one of the most emotionally-charged times in someone’s life. If you are divorcing your spouse or plan to file for an end to your marriage, you might feel overwhelmed about your future.

Understand that it is normal to experience lots of emotions during your divorce, no matter if you are the initiator or on the receiving end. To lighten some of the emotional burden and stress surrounding your divorce, you can follow a few tips to help you cope during this time.

Avoid further arguments with your spouse

Make sure to avoid any arguments or power struggles with your soon-to-be ex for your own mental wellbeing. Tensions certainly rise during the divorce process but instead of allowing tense conversations to escalate into fights, choose to walk away, hang up the phone, or suggest another time to talk later.

Stay compassionate toward your children

Your children experience your divorce as an entirely unique experience than you and your spouse do. Make sure to listen to their feelings, let them know you are still a reliable parent, continue to maintain their routines and offer consistent discipline. Trying to help them get through this difficult time will bring you some peace of mind.

Take care of your health

Remember to maintain your normal routines including eating healthily, exercising and relaxing. Reduce your stress levels by taking time to relax. Although this time in your life is very difficult, avoid starting a cigarette, drug or alcohol habit to cope as this can lead to more problems.

Making the effort to minimize the stress surrounding your divorce will help make this difficult process a little easier.

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