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Tips for Dealing with Divorce-Related Anxiety

In many cases, getting divorced can be emotionally taxing. According to reports from the U.S. Surgeon General, about 30 to 40 percent of people getting divorced see a “significant increase” in depression and anxiety symptoms. How can you get through a divorce while managing this emotional turmoil?

Below are some tips to help you deal with divorce-related anxiety:

  • Do not try to stifle your feelings: It is completely natural to feel depressed or anxious during divorce, so let yourself grieve when you need to do so. It will only be more harmful in the long term if you attempt to bottle up your emotions.
  • Engage in activities that manage your stress: This is a great time to start doing things that make you feel good and reduce your stress. Try eating well, exercising and socializing. Spend time with your friends, get a gym membership and stock up on foods that your body needs to stay healthy!
  • Consider starting a journal: Another great way to manage your emotions is to start a journal. Write down what you did in your day, the things you felt and the successes you experienced. It can be truly cathartic.
  • Have a support system: It is natural for people who are depressed or suffering from anxiety to withdraw from the people who are closest to them. However, try to stay in close touch with the people you know you can count on, and get together when them regularly to keep a strong support system in place.
  • Seek help: If you have persistent anxiety that just is not going away, do not be afraid to seek help from a therapist. This can help you regain control of your life and feel like “you” again.

For the advice and support you need as you work through the divorce process in Minnesota, contact a dedicated family law attorney with Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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