Going through a divorce is never easy, even if you decided to part on good terms. There are so many things to think about and organise, along with the never ending back and forth negotiations about who gets what. Even with the best intentions, the process of divorce can quickly turn nasty. So, how can you ensure yours is as stress-free as possible?
Here, you’ll discover some of the best ways to reduce the stress which often comes with divorce.
Avoid going to court
Obviously, if you can avoid going to court that’s going to reduce your stress levels significantly. While it’s not always possible to avoid the courts system, the Ministry of Justice has made it possible for couples to go through the process online.
After a successful pilot scheme, couples in England and Wales can now file for divorce online, as well as upload and evidence. This reduces the need to physically attend court which can be extremely stressful.
Ensure you have a good lawyer
Whether you’re actually attending court or not, having good divorce lawyers on your side is a good idea. The process can become complex, particularly if children are involved. So, you need to know exactly where you stand and what you’re entitled to.
A good lawyer will be able to communicate on your behalf too, significantly reducing the stress involved.
Join a support group
While you’re going through the divorce process, you’re going to feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster. It’s tough and it can take a real toll on your mental health and your sanity. That’s why it can prove really helpful to join a support group.
If there aren’t any support groups in your area, you could always sign up to a support group online. Just having people to talk to who have gone through or who are going through the same thing, can help enormously. Of course, you’ll also want to surround yourself with friends and family too, rather than isolating yourself completely.
Make time for you
There’s no denying going through a divorce can be extremely challenging. However, one thing that’s going to help is making sure you take some time out for you. See it as an exciting opportunity to rediscover yourself and do the things you enjoy. Take up a new hobby, enjoy long hot soaks in the bath and take as much “you time” as you can.
The majority of divorces aren’t easy, and the process can be undoubtedly stressful. However, if you follow the advice above, you’ll be surprised how much stress could be eliminated. It may not seem like it now, but this tough time isn’t going to last forever and there is plenty of support available in the meantime.