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Self-care is vital during a divorce

On Behalf of | May 15, 2020 | Divorce |

Spouses in New Jersey who are in the middle of a divorce are dealing with an incredible strain. More often than not, divorce will affect one’s emotional well-being as few people emerge from divorce unscathed. However, there are steps to take to preserve psychological health during a divorce and ease some of the burdens.

The first step to take is to find some trusted people to talk to as a support network. This could mean picking a few trusted confidants or finding a support group of similarly situated people. It is important to leave children out of this network since it pulls them into the middle of the divorce. It can harm them, and it is not fair to them to put them in the middle of the divorce.

Remaining active to some extent is also vital. Try to get out of the house and do something. Even if it means just keeping up old hobbies, staying at home all the chance will increase the chances of negativity dominating the mind. One should make sure to take care of themselves physically too during the divorce. Letting oneself go only adds to the feelings of disarray. Finally, make sure to avoid the worst possible thing that can be done which is assuming the blame for the divorce. This is the time for survival as opposed to blaming.

One additional thing that can help preserve sanity is to hire a family law lawyer to handle the legal aspects of the divorce. It is important to stay out of the day-to-day details because it can devour emotional energy and delay the time to recover. It is vital to focus on well-being during this time. While legal details need to be addressed, an attorney may make their client’s life easier by handling all of them.



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