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5 Helpful Tips to Reduce Stress During Your Illinois Divorce

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Deciding to get a divorce is often a tedious process. Although most couples enter into marriage believing that they have found their forever partner, it is not always the case. This is a lot more common than you might think. It is estimated that 40–50 percent of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. The end of a marriage and a once-thriving partnership can cause a lot of physical and emotional stress on the body. It is important to hire an experienced divorce attorney who can help you with the legal aspects of ending your marriage, but it is also essential to learn how to cope emotionally. Below are a few ways to alleviate those anxious feelings as you navigate the divorce process.

Working Through Change and Learning to Adapt

This massive change in your life can bring about uncomfortable feelings, such as rejection, insecurity, and instability as if your world has flipped upside down. It is important now more than ever to make sure that you are taking care of yourself adequately. To ensure that you are keeping your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional self in check, here are some helpful tips:

  1. Tap Into Your Support System: You may be feeling that you are going through this process alone, but reaching out to friends and family can be very helpful. Isolating yourself can cause you to have increased stress levels. It is OK to lean on others for support. They more than likely want the best for you and will make themselves available to help you get through these tough times.

  2. Seek Professional Counseling or Therapy: There is no shame in seeking mental health support. If you find that talking to friends and family is not enough to help you cope, consider contacting a mental health professional or a divorce care group to help you work through your emotions and assist you in creating a plan of action for moving on with your life.

  3. Revisit Hobbies: Have you lost sight of a hobby that you used to adore? Now is a great time to come back to it. Whether it be baking, painting, photography, or rock climbing, think of something that brings you joy, that perhaps you neglected during your marriage.

  4. Try Meditation and Yoga: Both of these practices can help you in working through emotions and help you feel grounded. Many videos are available free online and can be easily accessed at any point during the day, wherever you are. Additionally, these kinds of practices keep your mind in the present moment, instead of looking too far into the future or back to the past.

  5. Maintain a Schedule: Sticking to a set schedule can help you regain that feeling of stability in your life. By knowing that you have certain activities at certain times, it gives you a sense of consistency and something to look forward to.

Contact a Kane County Divorce Lawyer

If you are facing a divorce, you need an experienced lawyer who cares not just about your financial well-being, but your emotional health as well. With over 40 years in the industry, the skilled legal team at the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C. has guided many people through this difficult time. By treating each case with caution and care, we can help you with this transitional period. If thinking about getting a divorce, call one of our exceptional St. Charles divorce attorneys today at 630-200-4882 to schedule your free consultation.

 

Sources:
https://www.apa.org/topics/divorce/
https://www.mhanational.org/separation-and-divorce

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