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Taking Care of Your Mental and Emotional Health During Your Divorce

Posted on in Divorce

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Divorce is a common occurrence in our country, but many people do not truly understand what divorce actually entails. Most people spend months, or even years contemplating or perhaps even agonizing over the decision to get a divorce because of the huge legal and financial impact it can have on your life. However, many people do not realize that divorce also contains an emotional aspect that is just as strong as the legal and financial aspect, if not stronger. Getting a divorce is one of the most stressful events that a person can encounter in his or her life, second to the death of a loved one. If you are going through a divorce, it is crucial that you keep an eye on your mental health and take steps to protect your well-being.

Take Care of Your Physical Health

During a divorce, healthy habits can become forgotten, intermittent, or just ignored altogether. Practicing habits such as getting between six and eight hours of sleep every night, drinking enough water, making healthy food choices, and exercising regularly can greatly enhance your mood. These habits are the primary basis for your own self-support system and can greatly reduce the effects of stress.

Avoid Isolating Yourself

Many people may feel like the last thing they want to do is to socialize when they are going through a divorce, but maintaining relationships is an important element to coping and healing from a divorce. Just talking with family and friends about how you are feeling can help you through the coping process and can help lower your anxiety level.

Do Not Fall Victim to Dangerous Coping Behaviors

When coping with divorce, some people find a new hobby or focus on their children, while others throw themselves into their work. Whatever the way, you should avoid any dangerous, addictive, or self-destructive coping behaviors, such as using drugs or alcohol, gambling, sexual promiscuity, jumping into a new relationship, or other similar behaviors.

Our Kane County Divorce Lawyer is Here to Help

If you are not physically and mentally healthy during your divorce, it will be much more difficult for you to cope with and heal from the situation. Your job during your divorce should be to focus on yourself and your family and leave the legal concerns to a skilled Aurora divorce attorney. At the Law Offices of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., we understand how difficult divorce can be, but we are certain we can help you determine the best solution to fit your needs for all of your divorce issues. To discuss your case with an attorney, call our office today at 630-409-8184 to schedule a confidential consultation.

 

Sources:

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief/dealing-with-a-breakup-or-divorce.htm

https://www.mentalhelp.net/divorce/emotional-coping/

https://www.psychreg.org/divorce-mental-health/

 

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

630-409-8184

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

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