Many equate the stress and grief level of marital separation close to the level of death of a loved one.
There are many ups and downs and twists and turns during a divorce. Your emotional well-being is stretched very thin.
But there is a process that can help.
When you choose to use the collaborative divorce process, there is a team of experts that can help you, your partner and your children. They are a team of mental health experts, divorce coaches, neutral financials and attorneys who are well trained in assisting you and your spouse to work through your divorce in a non-litigated, no court and more amicable manner.
Our mental health experts are often tasked with helping your family learn how to deal with the stress divorce causes. Here are some suggestions we share with our divorcing couples and their children:
- Be kind to yourself
- Journal your thoughts and feelings – just write
- Find something to do that can relieve stress – just 5 minutes a day can help
- Take time to focus on and celebrate joyful events with family and friends
- Spend time on learning who you are and what you like to do
- Realize that even in your darkest hour, you are enough
- Maintain and foster healthy friendships
While there are many ways to reduce your stress, if you see significant shifts in your sleeping or eating patterns or find your grief is wearing too much on you, reach out to a mental health professional. Looking after your mental health is vital to your wellbeing! It’s not something to be ashamed of or keep tucked away.
A Better DivorceTM is an interdisciplinary group of professionals committed to non-court, non-confrontational solutions for family law matters.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.