4 Ways to Reduce Stress During a Divorce

Anyone who has gone through a divorce knows what a difficult and stressful time it can be. You go through so many emotions and there are so many things to deal with, you just wish it would be over quickly so that you can get on with life. Stress can take its toll both mentally and physically. It can have an effect on your blood pressure and you may be vulnerable to infections. Here are some of the best ways to deal with this.

1. Accepting The Divorce

You need to accept the reality of the situation. You’re getting divorced and there’s nothing you can do about it. Let it sink in and accept it. However, you can now move forward with a fresh start. Start focusing on what you want and work towards that.

2. Being Amicable For The Kids

If you have kids, for their sake, you need to be as amicable as possible. While this is not always an easy thing to do, use your kids as inspiration. A parent would do anything for their children, so if possible, be on pleasant terms in their presence. Remember, even in divorce, your paths will always be crossing because of the children. They will have graduations and get married and have children of their own. You can either miss all of this because your former spouse will be there, or you could enjoy the occasion and be proud of the kids while being in the presence of your former spouse.

3. Have A Trusted Support Person

Being able to talk to someone is important. If you have a trusted friend with whom to do this, all the better. You may need to let off some steam. This release will be good for you. The person you confide in can be a good friend or a family member. If you’re not keen on talking to them about it, you can always see a therapist who is trained in these things. They will listen and also offer you helpful advice.

4. Be Careful With Social Media

Watch what you say on social media. These things can be used against you by your spouse. The last thing you want is to say something incriminating. Change your passwords and also refrain from social media. Imagine saying on Facebook, “Had too much to drink. Saw wife’s car parked and smashed passenger window. No one saw me. That’ll teach her to mess with me.” You may as well put handcuffs on yourself. During this difficult time, you don’t want to add more stress by offering ammunition to the other side. This will add further problems you certainly can do without.

Remember, it will get better. Many times, things happen for a reason, as they say. Just think that there’s something that’s better round the corner, so stay positive.

Kelly Young is a writer born and raised in Toronto. Proud of her simple and cozy life, a perfect evening for Kelly would be to snuggle up in bed with her cat and a well-written historic memoir.