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Tips on Coping With Divorce

Posted on March 23, 2017

When going through a divorce, you may be feeling negative effects of this major life change. It’s important to take time for yourself and learn valuable coping mechanisms to keep your sanity and quality of life intact during the rough times.

  1. Make time for yourself. Making time for yourself is vital during this time. It’s important to take time for yourself every day and spend it doing things you enjoy. Alternatively, you don’t have to pack this time with activities. You can spend this time doing yoga, journaling, meditating, or just taking yourself out to dinner. Make the time to focus on your hopes and dreams individually.
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    Surround yourself with good people. Surrounding yourself with positive people or people who have been through a divorce already can help you maintain a positive outlook during this time. People who have had similar experiences can help you feel more secure in the decisions that led you here. They can also keep your spirits up in a time when you may be feeling your loneliest.

  3. Find a new hobby. This tip goes along with making time for yourself. Exploring things you enjoy and finding new hobbies/passions will give you something new to look forward to. It will also separate this new period of your life from your past experiences. It’s important to build yourself and your own world once you leave a partnership.
  4. Reduce your other stress and anxieties. It’s widely known that divorce can be stressful. After or during a divorce, you should do whatever you can to reduce other stress and anxiety sources in other areas of your life. Consider taking a lighter workload during this time or excluding yourself from some commitments that may overwhelm you.
  5. Stay positive. Remember that you are not alone and your situation is not uncommon! Remind yourself of your hopes and dreams, along with the positive outcomes of your situation.

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