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4 Tips for Surviving and Moving on After Divorce

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DuPage County divorce lawyers, moving on after divorce, divorce process, depression, Wheaton divorce attorneyAt the risk of stating the obvious, divorce is not easy. Ending a partnership that has defined your life for a long period of time is an emotionally difficult process, and dealing with the financial upheaval of divorce, the need to establish new living arrangements, and the effects on your relationship with your children and other family members can cause a great deal of stress.

People going through divorce are likely to experience anxiety and depression, and they may have trouble coping with the loneliness that can come with their newly-single life. However, by following these tips, they can not only survive this difficult time, but build a successful new life for themselves:

  1. Take baby steps - Divorce has forced you to make some major changes to your life, and you will need to go about rebuilding your day to day life to fit your new reality. However, it can be hard to move on from your feelings of anger and sadness and get started making these changes. Remember that you do not need to do everything at once. Take it one day or even one minute at a time, focusing on what you need to do next as you work toward your goals.

  1. Socialize - The value of friendship and social activity after divorce cannot be overstated. Spending time with friends and family members can help you combat loneliness and feel positive about moving on with your life. There are many ways to spend time outside your house with other people, including participating in athletic activities, joining a book club, volunteering for charitable causes, attending local events, and being active in your church. 

  1. Maintain a sense of humor - It can be hard to see the humor in divorce, but after you have had a little distance from the most difficult disputes and settled in to your new life, finding things to laugh at can make a big difference. Look for the ridiculous or absurd aspects of your life and your divorce, and share them with others.

  1. Exercise - Physical activity can have great benefits not only to your body, but to your mental health as well. Whether you are going to the gym, taking walks, jogging, hiking, biking, swimming, or playing sports, you will feel some immediate benefits, including an increased energy level and an improvement to your mood.

Contact a Wheaton Divorce Attorney

Whether you are planning to divorce your spouse or are already in the midst of the divorce process, the compassionate attorneys at Anderson & Associates, P.C. can help you reach a resolution to any outstanding issues and help you move on with your life. Contact our DuPage County divorce lawyers at 630-653-9400 to schedule a free consultation.

Sources:

http://www.divorcemag.com/blog/managing-depression-and-anxiety-during-divorce

http://www.divorcemag.com/blog/conquering-loneliness-post-divorce

http://www.divorcemag.com/articles/stress-busters

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