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Tips for Coping With the Stress of Your Wisconsin Divorce

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One of the most stressful events that many people experience in their lifetimes is a divorce. Unfortunately, divorces are also fairly common in the United States. According to the latest divorce data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the divorce rate was at 2.9 in 2018, meaning for every 1,000 married individuals, there were 2.9 divorce cases. Considered by some to be nearly as upsetting as grieving the loss of a loved one, getting a divorce can encompass and affect nearly every area of your life, from your living situation to how much time you spend with your children. Getting a divorce can be a difficult and stressful adjustment to make, but it is important that you take steps to try to keep the stress level of your divorce as low as possible.

Allow Yourself to Grieve Your Divorce

Many people feel a flood of emotions during their divorce, ranging from confusion to sadness, to anger and frustration. You should realize that all of these feelings are normal during and after a divorce, even if you feel grief. It is normal to grieve the loss of your marriage because it was a very large and important part of your life for a long time, even if it was not necessarily a good marriage.

Be Sure to Take Care of Your Physical Needs

Keeping yourself emotionally and mentally healthy is much easier when you are also physically healthy and feeling well. For many individuals, a divorce can be responsible for disrupting their normal eating and sleeping patterns, which can affect their physical health. You should be sure to eat healthy and nutritious foods, get plenty but not too much sleep every night, and drink enough water to keep hydrated.

Let Go of the Things That You Cannot Change

One of the biggest things that can help alleviate divorce stress is by making a commitment to yourself to try to let go of the things that you cannot change in your divorce. Much of the stress of a divorce is generated when the spouses are caught in constant disagreement. If your spouse likes to start arguments, learn to simply just let go and walk away from the argument instead of engaging him or her.

Contact a Muskego Divorce Attorney

Going through a divorce is a major life change that requires you to make decisions that can affect you and your family in the future. The best thing you can do during your divorce is to make every effort possible to mitigate the stress that could affect your mental and physical well-being. At Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP, we understand the consequences a divorce can have on your life. Our team of knowledgeable Waukesha County divorce lawyers will take care of the legal side of the proceedings so you can focus on yourself and your family. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at 262-232-6699.

 

Sources:

https://www.mhanational.org/separation-and-divorce

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief/dealing-with-a-breakup-or-divorce.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/national-marriage-divorce-rates-00-18.pdf

 

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