During divorce, you may feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster. It’s not easy for anyone – and some days, all you may want to do is curl up in bed and hide beneath the covers.
That’s perfectly normal. It’s tough… but it’s normal.
That said, though, the ups and downs you’ll experience during your divorce (which, by the way, psychologists say is one of the most difficult things a person will ever experience) may make you feel like you’re falling apart at the seams. As Milwaukee divorce lawyers, we’ve seen several people struggle to cope during the process.
Here’s what you can do to hold it all together.
5 Tips for Surviving Divorce With Your Sanity Intact
1. Build your support network.
It’s not uncommon for people to feel as if they’re all alone during divorce; sometimes friends and family are too busy to provide a high level of support, or they simply don’t know what to say. Many people find it helpful to talk to a therapist or counselor who’s experienced in dealing with divorce – and it might be a good choice for you, too.
2. Exercise… frequently.
Few people have enough time to carve 60 minutes out of their days for a workout, but the good news is that short periods of exercise have similar effects. Even a brisk, 5-minute walk can boost your mood and help clear your mind. That’s because exercise makes your body release endorphins – the “feel-good” chemicals our brains need during stressful times.
3. Look at the big picture.
It sounds cliché, but it’s true: the more you focus on the big picture, the less time you have to fret over the small details. Today is only 24 hours long; then you’ll get a fresh start, and tomorrow will probably be easier.
4. Find creative ways to cope.
Whether you decide to keep a divorce journal or take up kickboxing, choosing a creative way to express yourself can help you work your way through the emotions you’re experiencing right now.
5. Let your lawyer worry about the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on the emotional ones.
If you have a concern, let us know – we’re always willing to listen to your suggestions, ideas and concerns. Our team of Milwaukee divorce lawyers has significant experience with Wisconsin law, and we’ll make sure you’re able to focus on what’s really important: your own well-being.
If you need help with your divorce, feel free to call us at 414-383-6700; you can also contact us online for case-specific legal advice.