There is no denying that separation and divorce can be a trying and genuinely stressful experience for many people. That being said, divorce is often an unavoidable truth for many couples in this day and age and hence, so is stress.
Stress, as with most things, is dealt with differently from person to person, however the following five tips give a good guide on how many of us can deal with the stress of separation and divorce better.
Stress is not conducive to great decision-making skills. This is not the time to start making any major life decisions. Any big decisions can wait till the dust has settled and logic is in control over emotion.
This is the perfect opportunity to take particular care of yourself physically and mentally. Do things that you love and make you happy. Remember to allow yourself the time to feel any negative or positive emotion without judgement.
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Isolation is often associated with depression, so make sure you reach out to family and friends and get social.
When life goes awry sticking to any sense of normalcy can provide comfort. This is particularly important if you have children and are trying to ensure they are not stressed through this transition.
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Being concerned over things you cannot control will inevitably cause stress. Try and let go of problems beyond your control and stay focused on what you are able to control. This is true of both practical and emotional concerns.
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