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Nurturing Your Mental Health Post Divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. The process of divorce can greatly impact your mental health and these impacts can last long after the divorce is finalized. Therefore, it is important to take care of your mental health post-divorce. Finding healthy ways to cope with your feelings can help you move forward and help you rebuild your life.

The Effects of Divorce

A divorce or separation can have long-term mental and physical effects. The following are some effects on mental health:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • lack of motivation
  • anger and irritability
  • insomnia
  • excessive sleeping
  • elevated blood pressure
  • suicidal thoughts

Maintaining Mental Health After Divorce

If you find that you are struggling after a divorce, be aware of signs that show your mental health is deteriorating. It is important to incorporate healthy practices in your daily routine to combat the effects of divorce. The following are steps to take after your divorce is finalized:

  • Identify Depression: Situational depression is a type of depression triggered by changes that have an impact on your life. Clinical depression is a more severe type of depression that can be genetic. It can be triggered by life changes or substance abuse problems. If you notice yourself slipping into a depressive state, you should not be ashamed to seek professional help. Counselors and therapists are trained to give useful advice and healthy coping mechanisms.
  • Exercise: Exercising has several health benefits, including a boost in your mood. If possible, try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity in your schedule every day.
  • Enjoy Activities: When you start to feel the negative effects from divorce, engage in hobbies and activities that you enjoy. This can help take your mind off the problems from your divorce. Participating in activities that you are passionate about is a huge part of self-care.
  • Holistic Care: Holistic care focuses on treating your mind, body, and spirit. Experiment by combining traditional forms of nursing care with alternative forms of care.
  • Bond with Friends and Family: Spending time with friends and family will help you feel confident; self-worth is important during and after a divorce. Surrounding yourself with family and friends gives you the opportunity to vent and share your feelings. It may take time to be comfortable around others; it is important to bond with loved ones when you are ready.

South Jersey Divorce Lawyers at Burnham Douglass Represent Clients Going Through a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, it is crucial to speak to an experienced attorney to guide you through the divorce process. Our South Jersey divorce lawyers at Burnham Douglass will guide you through the divorce process and help you obtain fair settlement. Contact us online or call us at 856-751-5505 for a free consultation about your case. Located in Marlton and Northfield, New Jersey, we also represent clients in Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, and all throughout South Jersey.


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