Managing Your Emotions During Divorce

Even the healthiest people going through a breakup of a marriage will behave differently because of life stressors. At The Law Center P.C., we understand that and work to ensure that you have access to all of the support you will need during your divorce.

Divorce is stressful. How you manage that stress and the emotions associated with it matters. Managing your emotions is important. If left unchecked, emotional reactions have the capacity to significantly undermine your case.

When you work with our Highlands Ranch office, your lawyer will work diligently to obtain the best outcome for you. We focus on the legal side of your case; we count on you to make sure your emotions do not get the best of you.

Six Things You Can Do To Manage Stress And Avoid Outbursts During A Divorce

The following are some tools to help you avoid emotional outbursts during your divorce.

Limit your consumption of alcohol — As tempting as it may be to unwind with a few drinks, alcohol impairs your judgment and ability to control your impulse. Be conscious of your use and limit or avoid alcohol during your divorce.

Do not discuss your divorce on social media — What you say and do on the Internet is visible and could be used against you in court. While Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks may be tempting to use as a place to vent or get social support, they are the last place you should be voicing your frustrations while ending a marriage.

Obtain a therapist — Having a therapist on your side is another tool to help you weather the emotions that will fly up. We often encourage our clients to talk with a therapist to give them a safe environment to process their emotions. While we are addressing the legal aspects of your case, a therapist will help keep you in the game.

Exercise — You do not need to be a marathon runner to benefit from exercise. Many studies have shown the benefits of even moderate exercise such as walking during a stressful time. It only takes 20 minutes.

Meditation — Like exercise, a regular practice of meditation has been shown to help relieve stress.

Keep your sense of humor — With so much at stake, this may be easier said than done, but both laughing and smiling can be beneficial. According to the American Psychological Association, these acts alone provide therapeutic relief.

Your Guide Through A Difficult Time

The attorneys at The Law Center P.C. address the whole person. We will guide you through the legal process that is often confusing and at times counter-intuitive. If we observe a behavior from you that could derail your case, your attorney will be direct in telling you to stop and encourage the use of a therapist. If you need help identifying a therapist, we can refer you to several resources in Highlands Ranch and Douglas County who can assist you.

To set up a consultation with an attorney at our firm, contact us at 303-351-2914 or send us an email.