How to make your divorce less stressful
Divorce can cause problems such as stress and anxiety. These problems can lead to a lack of sleep, causing a lack of energy and concentration. Here are a few tips to try and make the process easier, to minimise any impact upon your health.
1. Set targets and goals for the future
Trying to stay positive during a divorce will undoubtedly be a challenge, but envisaging a bright and happy future full of positive changes will make the process a lot easier. Divorce is a huge change in itself, but it is a great opportunity to re-evaluate the things that you want from life. Setting goals and making plans is a great way to keep positive and make the most of a new start.
2. Try to keep communication effective
Divorces are complicated and difficult, meaning that tensions often run high. If communication with your ex-spouse is challenging, ensure that you think carefully about what you want to achieve from your conversations. Maintain calmness, try not to get angry and stay focused on the outcome of the exchange – this way you can avoid being drawn into old arguments or disputes.
3. Deal with financial issues and practical matters
It is important to consider your financial situation going forward. After divorce, it is bound to change so creating a budget will help you to see what your new outgoings/incomings will be. This can help avoid any financial difficulties further down the road.
It is also a good idea to think about practical matters, such as household tasks and maintaining your property. If your ex-spouse did the majority of the cooking, learning to cook would be a prudent idea. Equally, if they dealt with problems with the car or house, it would be a good idea to invest some time in learning about these issues and their solutions.
4. Allow your family and friends to help
Identify who your support network are and let them be there for you. Don’t shy away from help or support. Although some friendships may become more complicated post-divorce (mutual friends, for example), it may also be the perfect time to make new friends or reconnect with old ones.
At Vines Legal, we have a combined total of 21 years’ experience and we appreciate that every situation is unique; we provide a bespoke service which is tailored to the individual needs of each case. Being confident that your legal support will guide and advise you properly, through each and every stage, can be a great relief and comfort. Call us today on 01246 555 610 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.