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4 Tips to Help You Cope With the Stress of Your Illinois Divorce

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Whether you finally made the decision to leave your spouse, or you are in the middle of your divorce, you may find yourself immersed in a sea of emotions. Even divorces in which you and your spouse are on the same page can be stressful. All of the major life changes that divorce brings can also cause a lot of emotional, mental, and even physical distress. It is important to consider how you can best manage your stress both in the current moment and in the future. Below are a few practical ways to handle the rollercoaster of emotions during divorce:

Give Yourself Permission to Acknowledge Your Feelings

It is entirely normal to feel a range of emotions after you have made the decision to get a divorce. After all, you and your spouse did vow to spend the rest of your lives together at one point. It is important to understand that it is okay to feel sad, angry, depressed, bitter, scared, and even relieved or excited at some points. Allowing yourself to acknowledge and express these emotions is a step toward moving on with the next chapter of your life.

Pay Attention to Your Physical Health

During a time of great stress, such as a divorce, it can be easy to forget about your physical health amidst everything else going on. You should be sure to prioritize your physical well-being during this time. Exercising, eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep are all things that can help you feel better both physically and emotionally.

Confide in Others About Your Situation

Do not attempt to go through this alone. Avoid isolating yourself from friends or family at this time. They can be valuable pillars of strength while you are going through your divorce. For many people, it can also be therapeutic to see a counselor or therapist who can help you process your thoughts and feelings and give you specific coping mechanisms during this transition.

Remember to Make Time for Fun

Moping around will get you nowhere. Be sure to still allow yourself to have fun and enjoy life, even if you are going through a divorce. Do what makes you happy or brings you joy, such as reading a book, taking photographs, or journaling. If you have children, spend a day with them doing something fun, like baking cookies, watching a movie, making a craft, or going to the park.

Contact a Kane County Divorce Attorney 

If you are going through a divorce or contemplating filing for divorce, you should be aware of all of the legal steps you will need to take, and you may need to determine the best ways to manage the stress you are experiencing. At the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., we understand how difficult it can be to end your marriage. Let our knowledgeable and compassionate Aurora divorce lawyers assist you with the legal details so you can focus on moving forward. Call our office today at 630-409-8184 to schedule a consultation.




The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.


1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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