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Experts Say These Tips Can Help You Cope Emotionally During Your Illinois Divorce

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b2ap3_thumbnail_emotional-abuse-sad-woman-crying-hurt.jpgA divorce is considered to be one of the most stressful life events a person can endure. Having a marriage end can be emotionally devastating. In addition to dealing with the break up itself, many divorcing spouses must also work out issues of spousal maintenance, property division, and child custody. If you are considering getting a divorce or you have already filed for divorce, you should know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is no perfect way to cope with the turmoil of divorce, but experts do have some suggestions to help lessen the emotional and psychological pain caused by the end of a marriage. 

Resist the Urge to Retaliate

One mistake that many people make during divorce is attempting to retaliate against or “get even” with their soon-to-be-ex spouse. Understandably, many people have intense feelings of resentment or anger towards their spouse during a divorce. This is only made worse when the marriage ended due to infidelity or another breach of trust. However, seeking revenge during divorce never ends well. Trying to get back at your ex during the divorce process may even affect the outcome of child custody or property decisions.

Let Go of the Past and Focus on the Future

Even though divorce has been an accepted part of western culture for years, many people feel shame or guilt when they get divorced. Some people getting divorced feel like a failure because things turned out so differently than they hoped. Mental health experts say it is important to let go of thoughts about how things might have turned out. Getting a divorce is nothing to be ashamed about. Give yourself time to grieve the end of the relationship, and then start to focus on the future.

Treat Yourself Like You Would a Friend

Imagine that a good friend or loved one was suffering through a divorce. How would you treat them? During divorce is it important to look after your own needs just as you would a friend going through a personal crisis. Do not force yourself to do more than you can handle, and give yourself some slack. A divorce may be the perfect time to do things you enjoy and focus on what really makes you happy.

Contact a Naperville Family Law Attorney

To speak with an experienced Oak Brook divorce lawyer, call the Pesce Law Group, P.C., at 630-352-2240. We offer a free, confidential consultation and case review so that you can get the help you need today.

 

Sources:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anxiety-zen/201704/high-conflict-divorce-3-lessons-learned-the-couch

https://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/features/life-after-divorce-3-survival-strategies#1

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