Often, one or both of the divorcing partners starts off feeling like they do not have a purpose or can’t survive without the protection of their spouse. They find themselves vulnerable, often not knowing where to turn next. Or they are emotionally and physically drained from the stressors that an unhealthy marriage often brings.
They might also feel as if they are starting over at ground zero again, but this time they are on their own to figure out how the future chapters in their book of life will look.
We often see our clients in this mental state of disarray, especially at the beginning of the divorce process. They feel helpless against what is happening to them, especially if there is emotional or physical abuse. They often will ask us how they can take care of themselves better. Here is what we share with them:
- Seek support from therapist or mental health expert that is versed in the emotional strains that occur during a divorce
- Focusing on the present moment can help reduce stress and anxiety
- Pursue hobbies or activities that bring you joy and help you relax
- Take care of your physical health – get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, and take any necessary medications
- Set boundaries with your ex-spouse
It can be easy to get caught up in the stress and emotions of the separation, but taking care of yourself is crucial to moving forward and creating a new chapter in your life.
Our Collaborative Mental Health Professionals are available to assist all parties in overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of reaching an agreeable solution.
Family Divorce Solutions is comprised of well-respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution for everyone involved.
Contact us today to see how we can help you keep your family’s health intact during your divorce proceedings.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.