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How Does Divorce Impact Mental Health?

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Divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences a person goes through. It can impact mental health in several ways, often causing sadness, anxiety, and depression. Continue reading to learn more about how your mental health can change during divorce and how to combat the negativity.

How Divorce Impacts Mental Health

For many people, divorce brings a sense of loss. This might be the loss of the relationship itself, the loss of shared memories and experiences, or even the loss of friends and family members who are divided by the divorce. This sense of loss can lead to feelings of sadness, loneliness, and isolation. It can also cause people to question their self-worth and identity.

Divorce can also cause anxiety and panic attacks. This may be due to the stress of separating or dealing with lawyers and courts. It may also be due to fears about the future, such as worries about being able to support oneself or provide for children on one's own.

Depression is another common outcome of a divorce. This may be due to any combination of the abovementioned factors and other stresses that come with dissolving a marriage, such as financial problems or custody disputes.

How to Improve Your Mental Health in Divorce

The good news is that there are things you can do to improve your mental health during and after your divorce. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Seek counseling or therapy. This can be a great way to deal with the emotions you're experiencing and to get some support.

  • Connect with friends and family members. These people can offer emotional support and a lisnening ear.

  • Exercise regularly. Exercise has been shown to boost moods and help reduce stress levels.

  • Take breaks when needed. Don't try to tough it out if you're feeling overwhelmed. Give yourself time to relax and recharge.

  • Seek financial help if needed. If you're struggling financially due to the divorce, resources are available to help you get back on your feet.

Divorce is never easy, but there is hope for rebuilding your mental health after it's all over. By following the tips above, you can start to feel better again sooner rather than later.

Get Help From a Divorce Attorney

If you need help with divorce, have questions about the process, or are ready to start, the team at Sullivan Law & Associates is prepared to meet with you. We always do what's right for our clients and will ensure we work to meet your needs at every stage.

Learn more about how we can help with a divorce or get started with a consultation by calling (949) 565-2793 or visiting our website.