Taking Care of Yourself after Divorce

By Abbe Lang
In Article
Feb 5th, 2014

divorceNo matter how strong a person is, living life after divorce is never easy. After all, there are no clean breaks when a marriage ends; there will always be a certain degree of disappointment, stress, and grief that each party has to endure. Parting ways with the person you thought you’d be spending the rest of your life with not only means dealing with emotional distress but also with new routines and responsibilities.

Here are ways to take care of one’s self while recovering from divorce:

*Avoid unhealthy ways of coping with a breakup like alcohol, drugs, or food. There are healthier, less destructive ways to deal with painful feelings like taking up a new hobby, pampering oneself, or travelling.

*Don’t make major decisions while you are still very emotional. Sound choices are made with a clear head and rarely with a burdened heart.

*Get back to a regular routine in order to get a sense of normalcy and structure.

*Nurture yourself everyday through doing soothing activities like peaceful walks, listening to music, and meditating.

*Leave out negative ideas in your head. Remember that saying you’ve lost everything or that your life is over heavily affects how you feel emotionally and physically.

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