Coping with the Transition of Separation and Divorce
Just a few bits and pieces of advice out of many.
Roller Coaster Feelings: It’s normal to feel sad, angry, exhausted, frustrated, confused and many more feelings that can be intense. Accept that reactions like these will lessen over time.
Sharing your Feelings: With trusted supportive individuals in your life. Professional Mental Health is an option in a neutral environment. Consider joining a support group where you can talk to others in similar situations. Isolating yourself can raise your stress levels and reduce your concentration.
Take a Break: Give yourself permission to feel and to function at a less than desired level, take time to heal, regroup and re-energize. Do things that are healthy that can refocus your energy!
Wellness: Be good to yourself inside and out. Take time out to exercise, eat well, keep hydrated and relax. Keep to your normal routines as much as possible.
Avoid High Conflict and Power Struggles: Avoid draining your energy in gauging in high conflict with spouse or ex spouse.
Recreate Yourself: Reconnect with things you enjoy doing, invest time in your hobbies, passions, volunteer, take interesting classes, take time to enjoy life and make new positive friends.