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Handling Your Emotions During Divorce


It has been said time and time again: divorce is difficult. However it is not an insurmountable hardship, and there are ways to tackle the emotional roller coaster that may come with it. You want to make sure that, when the dust settles, moving forward with your new life will be easier.

Here are some helpful tips on how to deal with your emotions as you go through the process of divorce.

  • Stay calm. This may take some effort if you have a particularly contentious relationship with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, but it is important to maintain your sense of composure when speaking to them. Getting fired up will only make the pending separation more painful for you.

  • Work it off. Divorce is not only an emotionally draining process, but it can also be very stressful. Instead of bottling up all of these emotions, work them off and let out some of that negative energy in a positive way. Play a sport you enjoy, engage in activities that get you out of the house. Physical exercise can make a big difference on your well-being throughout your divorce case

  • Don’t lose yourself. Stop yourself from going into the deep end and do not give in to self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much alcohol, stress eating, chain smoking, or recreationally using drugs.

  • Revenge won’t help. In the throes of an angry moment, some people fantasize about revenge and believe they might feel better if they could get some payback. This will not make you feel better. Focus your energy on improving your life rather than entertaining ideas for how to get back at your ex.

  • Hire a good divorce lawyer. The right representation can greatly impact the ease of the process.

Since 1998, Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers has been a trusted family law firm. We represent clients in Denton and Collin County, offering supportive assistance and personalized legal solutions to help them navigate the complexities of the system. Our legal team has more than 95 years of combined experience and always strives to provide the best possible customer service from your first contact through final resolution of your stressful divorce.

Call us for a consultation today at (940) 293-2313.

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