For many people, filing for divorce is one of the most (if not the most) stressful things they'll ever do. Between the costs of resolving a divorce in or out of court, negotiating terms with a soon-to-be-ex, and dealing with the prospect of beginning a new life post-divorce, it's hardly surprising that so many people find divorce daunting.
Today, we're exploring different ways you can destress during your divorce so that you can use your divorce as a springboard into better opportunities.
Keep a Positive Long-Term Outlook
One of the best things you can do to make the divorce process easier on yourself is to keep a positive long-term outlook.
Divorce represents an end to many things, not least of which is a relationship. However, it's also an opportunity to restart your life. That city you've always like the look of? You can move there now. That job you've always wanted? Nothing's there to stop you from applying for it.
Focusing on how divorce can better your life can make the process less stressful. It will also encourage you to deescalate during negotiations with your soon-to-be-ex, which could lead to a more amicable (and less costly) resolution.
Get Help if You Need it
Nobody is an island. Ending a marriage is hard enough—combine it with all the other stressors of a divorce, such as dividing property, figuring out how to handle custody (if children are involved), etc., and it's little wonder so many people find the divorce process incredibly stressful.
Don't be afraid to reach out to a certified psychologist and get some help. Speaking with a therapist can allow you to process your emotions more effectively, enabling you to deal with your marriage's dissolution healthily.
Do Something New
Many people find maintaining the same hobbies they enjoyed during their marriage difficult throughout the divorce. It can be hard not to think of your soon-to-be-ex when you're engaging in an activity you used to do together.
Instead, consider picking up a new hobby. It doesn't have to be something you're necessarily "talented" at right off the bat, as long as it allows you to take your mind off the divorce, it's a useful distraction at worst and a new passion at best.
Filing for divorce is never easy. But taking the right steps throughout your divorce can help you cope more easily and maintain the focus you need to achieve an ideal outcome in your case.
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