January 29, 2014
When couples enter into marriage they do not have the intention to have it end. However, in America almost half of all marriage end in divorce or separation. For many people a divorce is going to occur and it is going to be hard emotionally, mentally, and financially. It is an extremely stressful process that can lead to anger, grief, and resentment. While we are here to help you through the legal process of a divorce we want to remind you that your personal well-being is just as important when going through such a taxing time. In order to ease the process of a divorce there are certain things that the American Psychological Association recommends.
First, the APA recommends that you do your best to be cooperative through a divorce proceeding and to keep an open mind about communicating with your spouse. The process is long and difficult and turning it into a vicious battle will prolong the experience and increase the stresses that you will undertake. Help your matter go quickly and efficiently for your own well being.
Second, the APA says that research shows that a divorce is harder on children when there is prolonged conflict. They suggest that you should keep an open line of communication with your children in order to ease the stresses of the process on them. The more hostile and hidden it is in the eyes of your children the more likely they are to have psychological or social problems down the road.
Finally, the APA puts an emphasis on staying focused on your own well being. Use your friends and family for support. Stay active and healthy as much as possible. Also, do your best to stay occupied and focused on things your enjoy, such as any hobbies that you may have.
We are ready and willing to help you through the legal processes of your divorce. Contact us for any legal questions but do not forget to take care of yourself as well. For more information from the APA on getting through a divorce go to http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/healthy-divorce.aspx.
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