If you and your spouse have decided to get divorced, you may have concerns about how you will manage the logistical aspects of ending your marriage. But you may also worry about how you will cope with getting divorced on an emotional level.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that in 2021, 689,308 couples in the U.S. either decided to annul their marriages or get divorced, and many also experienced similar struggles. The following strategies can help you better take care of your emotional health as you go through the divorce process.
Lean on a support system
Do not be afraid to ask for help from close friends and family members when you need it during the divorce process. You may also want to attend a support group with others going through a divorce and talk to a counselor about how you feel.
Take care of your physical health
Divorce can be stressful and the way you feel physically can affect how you feel emotionally. Take care of your physical health during the divorce process by exercising when you can, eating a nutritious diet and focusing on getting enough sleep.
Set aside time for things you enjoy
Finding time to participate in activities you enjoy can boost your spirits during the divorce process. You may also want to try out a new activity that you have always wanted to try at this time.
During your divorce, it may feel like your life will remain in a state of upheaval forever. Remind yourself that things will eventually normalize and by taking care of your emotional health, you will be in a better position to move forward.