Tips for overcoming the stress of divorce

Tips for overcoming the stress of divorce

Divorce can be very emotionally stressful, and this stress can wreak havoc on people’s mental health, personal relationships and even their quality of life.

Being prepared to deal with this stress, however, can help people figure out some healthy outlets for emotional relief. And this can be one of the keys to staying focused on their goals and getting through divorce as favorably as possible.

Stress Relief Tips for Divorcing People

If you start to experience stress in divorce, try:

  1. Engaging in regular physical activity – Get into an exercise routine or simply focus on being physically active on a regular basis. Running, cycling, yoga, kickboxing and other activities can help you release some steam while helping you stay physically healthy. Also, the endorphin boost you get from physical activity can promote good feelings, helping you keep a positive outlook when divorce may be more complicated or stressful.
  2. Staying busy and social – In addition to being more physically active, try keeping yourself busy in other ways – like by taking up a new hobby that has always interested you or participating in other social activities. Staying social and busy can help some people avoid dwelling on their stress, effectively helping them let go a bit of the negative feelings that may be toxic for them.
  3. Letting yourself grieve – Not all stress can be worked out or let go of. Sometimes, people may need to vent or grieve, and letting yourself do this can be important to dealing with these emotions and putting them behind you. So don’t get down on yourself if you have some especially hard days and need to grieve.
  4. Relying on your support system – Going hand-in-hand with the above tip, know who you can turn to when you need a confidante or a trusted shoulder to cry on. If you don’t want to open up to your loved ones about the details of your divorce or the stresses you are enduring, consider going to individual or group therapy where you can get some support from a professional and/or others who may be dealing with stresses similar to yours.
  5. Learning to let go, adjusting your expectations and focusing on the future – While divorce can be stressful for any number of reasons, having unrealistic expectations about the outcomes and remaining bitter about the end of the marriage can compound the stress of divorce. So, do your best to reign in your expectations and to keep your focus on the future and the next phase of your life. This can help you stay clear-headed (rather than clouded by grief, anger or acrimony), allowing you to work towards a favorable divorce resolution.

Contact a Denver Divorce Lawyer at Katherine Grier, P.C.

Are you ready to end your marriage? If so, contact the Denver divorce lawyer at Katherine Grier, P.C. for answers about your best options for proceeding.

Call us at (303) 539-5435 or send us an email via the contact form on this page. We are ready to help you resolve your important family legal issues as favorably and efficiently as possible.

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