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How can you manage stress during a divorce?

No matter where you are in the divorce process, you may find it hard to cope with all the emotions you feel and the stress that overwhelms your life.

Learning about techniques and ways to combat this stress can help you as time goes on.

Find an outlet

According to Psychology Today, one of the best ways to manage the feelings of stress you have is to find an activity that you love that can take your mind off the divorce. Whether that is a form of exercise, such as jogging or swimming, or a group that you can attend with your friends, finding a new activity can help you relax.

Not only can this possibly teach you a new skill, but it can also get your body moving and increase your physical health. Taking a step back from the stress of divorce can help you come back to talks with your ex-spouse feeling refreshed.

Spend time with loved ones

Although you may feel like hiding away during this rough time, it can benefit your mental health to discuss what you feel with your loved ones. Plan a day out with someone you love and trust, and if you want, ask them for advice or help.

Reach out

Even the act of discussing what you are thinking about can make a big difference in how you solve emotional problems. You may even want to talk to a licensed therapist if you find these emotions are greatly impacting your daily life.

Having someone knowledgeable to talk to can also help during the legal process. Talking with an experienced attorney can also help you decide what steps to take next and prevent you from feeling more stress from unexpected issues.

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