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How to cope with the emotional impact of divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2022 | Divorce

Even if your divorce is amicable, coping with the process can present many emotional difficulties. Depending on your situation, you may even begin to experience feelings of depression as you work through proceedings related to child custody, property division and other divorce-related issues.

According to Healthline, going through a traumatic life event, like a divorce, can result in situational depression. If you feel depressed during the divorce process, there are steps you can take to cope with the emotional impact of this major life change.

Rely on others

Accept help from family members and friends when offered and do not hesitate to share your struggles and feelings with them. You may also want to talk to a therapist or counselor who can help you work through your emotional struggles during the divorce process.

Take care of your physical health

The state of your physical health can also have an impact on the way you feel emotionally. During your divorce, put more effort into getting enough sleep, eating a well-rounded diet, engaging in physical activity and sticking to your normal routine.

Explore new activities and hobbies

You may have more opportunity to do things independently during and after your divorce. Take time to reconnect with activities and hobbies you used to enjoy or try something new.

It may feel like your life will never feel normal again as you go through divorce proceedings. Try to think positively during this difficult time and be flexible as you get used to this new phase of your life.