How To Reduce Stress During A Divorce

By The Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch|July 14, 2022

Getting a divorce can be a stressful experience. It would be best to cope with the emotional difficulties you may naturally face when a marriage ends while navigating various legal and practical matters that must be addressed before your divorce can be finalized.

While divorce may never be enjoyable, it doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as you might assume. Take various steps to minimize your discomfort throughout the process. They include the following:

Talk to Others

Statistics regarding the divorce rate in the US are sometimes conflicting. There has yet to be an absolute consensus regarding how common divorce is in our country.

That said, many tend to agree that the statement “half of all marriages end in divorce” is not far from the truth.

You likely have friends and family members who have already experienced what you are experiencing. Turn to them for support and advice during this difficult time.

Don’t Contact Your Spouse if Doing So Will Upset You

Some couples can remain entirely civil when communicating throughout the divorce process. Although they realize they cannot sustain a marriage, they might nevertheless remain friends.

This is only sometimes the case. If you and your spouse tend to fight with one another whenever you speak, it’s best to limit contact with them; only getting in touch when doing so is necessary. Maintaining your distance may be challenging, but in the long run, doing so is better for your mental and emotional health.

Work on Your Mindset

Getting a divorce can be an upsetting experience when you think about it as the end of something that was once a source of joy in your life.

That said, if you are getting a divorce, it’s likely because your marriage no longer contributes to your happiness. Going your separate ways is best for you and your spouse.

Reframing your mindset can significantly impact how you experience divorce. You may be less stressed if you train yourself to think of your divorce as the beginning of a new, more fulfilling life.

Hire the Right Divorce Attorney

Don’t overlook the importance of this! Regarding self-care, hiring a qualified lawyer may be one of the best steps to take when divorcing a spouse.

Much of the stress a person can experience when getting a divorce may be tied to fears regarding their rights being protected. Knowing a dedicated and experienced legal professional is on your side can help you relax more easily while your divorce is finalized.

At The Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch, you’ll find an accomplished divorce attorney serving Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and elsewhere in Los Angeles and Ventura County. If you live in these communities or areas and you’re looking for a divorce lawyer who will work closely with you to strive toward an ideal outcome, contact our firm online or call us at 818-707-0202 to learn more about what we can do for you.

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