Stress Management During Divorce

Divorce for any family is very stressful. Oftentimes, the individuals involved may feel as though they are riding an emotional rollercoaster, complete with gut-wrenching twists and turns that inevitably make you feel sick to your stomach. It is easy for us to get stuck in the negative feelings of betrayal, hatred, and hurt. Ultimately, divorce is much like all other very important things in life: the relationships we share with others and the proper management of these relationships.

A very important part of managing interpersonal relationships is controlling the amount of internal stress that you create for yourself in your own mind. This means keeping a close eye on the kinds of thoughts that you are thinking during such an intense time. Simply thinking positively about the situation is too simplistic an approach to stress management, however; it involves something much deeper.

The first step in monitoring your thoughts is being aware of how your thoughts affect your moods and emotional sentiment. If thinking about what your spouse is doing at any given moment is something that will make you sad or angry, then it is important that you understand this as your reaction to that thought. This principle works for feelings of happiness and joy as well.

Once you have become aware of the relationships between your thoughts and your emotions, you will begin to learn how to direct your focus in an intended direction. Once you can do this, you will be able to effectively and efficiently change the amount of stress you place on yourself during the divorce.

Speak with a San Marcos Divorce Lawyer

If you or a loved one is involved in family law litigation or a divorce case with child support, custody, or visitation issues, and need legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact the Fischer & Van Thiel Family Law Firm of San Marcos at (760) 757-6854 today to get solid legal advice and a professional divorce lawyer consultation.