Anyone who has been through a divorce will tell you--it is one of the most stressful times you will ever endure in your entire life. Second only to the death of a loved one, divorce can feel like your entire world is falling apart, as it is uniquely emotionally and financially stressful in a number of ways. If you and your ex-spouse don’t have the pleasure of being amicable with each other during this process, it can be even more draining and devastating.
Your spouse was likely the person you leaned on during times of difficulty, and now this is the person whom you find yourself battling against. This fact alone can be incredibly debilitating. During a contested divorce, you may be experiencing symptoms of fear, anger, anxiety, headaches, loss of interest in normal activities, sleeplessness, depression, increased use of alcohol and drugs, and more.
It can be easy to feel like you are being swallowed whole by the arguing, paperwork, and countless hours appearing in court. Not only can stress damage your relationship with your children or other loved ones, it can affect your work life, and your overall wellbeing--which is why it essential you find ways to combat it as soon as possible. Your physical health may be at risk.
The following methods can help you combat with the overwhelming stress of divorce:
- Eat healthy
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a routine
- Don’t be so hard on yourself
- Consult with a therapist or counselor
- Find a support group
- Lean on your friends, family, and loved ones
Contact Our South Jersey Attorneys
At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Family Law Group, we understand divorce can bring out the worst in people. Our New Jersey attorneys have seen a wide range of divorce situations, fluctuating from the most amicable of couples to those who simply cannot stand to be in the same room as each other. No matter the challenges or complexities of your situation, we want to be there for you during this difficult time.
You are likely already feeling entirely alone while in the midst of your divorce which is why we work tirelessly to ensure you feel the exact opposite--we are compassionate, thorough, and skilled in our approach of you and your situation. We will help your situation flow as smoothly as possible.