When you found out that your spouse wanted to get a divorce, there was nothing you could say. You immediately felt the stress of the situation. You were in shock. You want your marriage to work, but apparently your spouse doesn't.
Now, you're struggling with anxiety and fear as a result of the sudden realization that your life is about to change. These emotions make it difficult for some people to function, and if you've noticed them taking their toll, it's time to regroup.
How can you handle anxiety and fear during your divorce?
First, start by focusing on your health and well-being. Anxiety and fear can be caused by many things from thinking about negative events repeatedly to worrying about the unknown. If you need to talk to someone about these emotions, consider attending therapy. It's perfectly natural to need support during a divorce.
Another thing you can do is make sure you eat regularly and eat well. Eat a well-rounded diet, so you have the fuel your body needs to heal. Exercise, so you can boost serotonin levels in your body. As an added bonus, when you do things you love, you take your mind off the negative atmosphere of the divorce and spend more time focusing on the things that make you happy.
A divorce isn't usually a happy time for people, but that doesn't mean that you have to live with trauma that affects your everyday life. You can get through this divorce with support and the right legal assistance. In a short time, this will be a distant memory.
Source: Huffington Post, "How to Handle Anxiety and Fear During Divorce," Jackie Pilossoph, accessed Sep. 20, 2017