There’s no getting around it – divorce is tough. If you’re thinking about splitting up from your spouse, or if you’re already in the process of divorce, check out these three coping strategies you can use to come out stronger and more resilient:
- Don’t force yourself to go through divorce alone – use your support network.
- Give yourself time to reconnect with who you are.
- Distract yourself whenever you need to.
Don’t Force Yourself to Go Through Divorce Alone
A lot of people – both men and women – clam up during divorce. But that’s one of the worst things you can do! Humans are hard-wired to communicate, and that means you need to decompress now and then by telling others what you’re going through.
If your family and friends aren’t there for you, which is often the case, join a supportive community in person or on social media. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a counselor or therapist, either – sometimes that’s the best choice you can make.
Give Yourself Time to Reconnect With Who You Are
Before you were married, or even while you were married, you had some interests that were all your own. Now that you’re going on your own path, start exploring those interests again. Whether you’re a movie buff, an avid reader, a gamer or a genealogist (or you were any of these things before you married your spouse), now is the time to reconnect with your own identity.
Distract Yourself Whenever You Need To
Thinking about your divorce non-stop isn’t sustainable, and it’s not healthy. You’ll definitely have to problem-solve and work through issues, but it’s okay – and a good idea – to take a break with distractions now and then. Watch a movie, go to the gym, or do whatever works to take your mind off it now and then.
Do You Need to Talk to a Milwaukee Divorce Lawyer?
If you’re thinking about divorce, or if your spouse has already filed for divorce, we may be able to help you.
Call us right now at 414-383-6700 for a free divorce consultation. We’ll talk about your situation, answer your questions about child custody, paternity and spousal maintenance – or anything else you’d like to know.