Caring for Yourself During a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you know how difficult it is. Unfortunately, the more stressed out and anxious you become, the more likely you are to make a mistake that could have a lasting impact. People who experience high levels of stress during their divorce are more likely to opt for settlements that may be less than equitable if only to move things along more quickly.

One of the keys to a healthy divorce is a healthy you, as trite as that may sound. By taking care of yourself, you are less likely to experience high levels of emotional instability during and after your divorce. Here are a few things to do:

1. Surround Yourself with Positivity

Pay close attention to your environment during your divorce. Get rid of as much negativity in your life as you can. If people aren’t able to support you, you don’t need them. It may sound harsh and uncomfortable, but you need as much positivity in your life as possible. Toxic people need to go.

2. Make Yourself an Investment

It’s easy to lose a sense of self during a marriage. You and your partner likely did things together, taking on new hobbies and interests as a team. Now that you are getting divorced, you need to find yourself again. Take the time to learn new things or pursue your own interests. Focus on yourself and what makes you happy.

3. Get Fit

You don’t have to run a marathon or complete a triathlon, but exercise will do your body and mind good. Go for a walk, ride your bike or take a yoga class. Whatever your athletic pursuit is, take the time to do it in order to better your physical and mental health.

4. Be Responsible

People rarely divorce because of one party. It takes two to get married, and it takes two to get divorced. Take responsibility for your part in the break up. It will help you deal with your anger toward your soon-to-be ex, and it’s a healthy thing to do.

5. Get It Out

Don’t keep it all bottled up inside. It’s normal to feel emotional during a divorce. Keeping all of the things you are feeling to yourself is unhealthy and causes stress. It doesn’t mean that you need to find a therapist, although this could be a viable option for you. Talk to a trusted friend or family member. The more you talk about what you are going through, the better you will be able to deal with it all.

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About the Author
Andrew Nickolaou, Esq., B.C.S., is a founding partner at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. He practices almost exclusively in divorce, marital and family law. Andrew and his partner, Ophelia Bernal-Mora, Esq., B.C.S., joined forces in March 2016 to form the unique and boutique husband and wife family law team at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou, P.A. Together, Andrew and Ophelia take a practical and team-based approach to all of their cases and clients to deliver the highest quality experience and representation.