The divorce process can take a substantial toll on a person and, even once
it is finalized, a considerable amount of self-care is necessary to heal
and recover. Whether you are still in the middle of a family law dispute
or you already finalized your divorce, you must make time to care for
yourself. You might not feel up to the task, but once you get started,
you will feel ready to take on the new chapter in your life that awaits.
Healing the Emotional Wounds of a Divorce
No one ever gets married with the expectation that it will one day come
to a startling end. We all hope for a happy ending and, unfortunately,
not everyone will achieve this on their first try. The loss can make you
feel like a failure, but it is crucial not to get down on yourself. Keep
in mind that it generally takes two for a marriage to fail, so while you
may have certainly made your fair share of mistakes, so did your spouse.
Accepting this fact will help you change your approach to relationships
without dwelling too much on what went wrong.
You should also take some time to focus on your physical health. Even if
you did not enjoy an active lifestyle prior to the divorce, there is no
reason why you cannot start now. Get a gym membership or find a nice running
or hiking trail that you enjoy. If you only have 30 minutes to spare,
you can still reap some incredible benefits from it.
Here are some additional self-care tips for you to consider while you go
through and recover from your divorce:
Allow yourself some time to grieve: Oftentimes, when people are determined to move on, they forget to take
time to grieve. There is nothing wrong with being sad as long as it does
not consume your entire life or negatively impact various areas of your
life. Give yourself the chance to be sad and remember that it is okay to cry.
Try something new: In a relationship, spouses often forget their identities and have a tendency
to get wrapped up in each other. You might not remember what used to make
you tick, so get out there and try something new. Trying new things is
a great way to get to know yourself once again.
Talk to your friends: Lean on your close friends for comfort and support. Although you should
not turn them into therapists, it is okay to talk things through with
them. However, if you are having a particularly difficult time coping
with the divorce, reach out to a mental healthcare professional.
Ultimately, whether you are going through the
divorce process or you already finalized the end of your marriage, you must remember
to take care of your mind and body.
Reach Out to Our Compassionate Family Law Team!
At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we understand how difficult the
divorce process is and seek to minimize the emotional toll it might take
on you. Our team is committed to helping you smoothly navigate this process,
so you can look toward a better, brighter future.
Get started on your case today and
contact us at (713) 936-2300 to schedule a consultation.