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Divorce is like an emotional roller coaster; you’re up, you’re down and you’re somewhere in-between. It’s easy to become overwhelmed. In fact, most people report feeling overwhelmed several times during the course of the divorce process. Whether you’re reeling from the fact that you have joint debt with your spouse or you can’t seem to come to an agreement about child custody and access to the children, there is always something to weigh you down while you’re going through a divorce.

So what can you do to make the process easier on yourself?

Distractions and Quick Fixes During Divorce

While it’s tempting to put off processing your emotions, to hope that problems will solve themselves, and to ignore issues that don’t seem important now, distracting yourself with other activities might be a bad idea. Your Scarborough divorce lawyer will probably advise you to tackle problems head-on – even if it’s emotionally painful or if it requires you to take on quite a bit of extra work.

Distractions and quick fixes are okay in some situations, such as when your emotions become unbearable and you exercise, read a book or bury yourself in work to turn them off for a while. However, the sooner you address the issues you’re experiencing, the better.

Can You Work Off Your Emotions During Divorce?

As any psychologist can tell you, it’s a good idea to confront your emotions. The way that you’re feeling right now is a natural result of what you’re going through, and it’s actually a good idea to accept your feelings so that you can process them.

The best ways to work off your emotions during a divorce vary from person to person; we all have different psychological needs. Generally, though, psychologists suggest:

  • Letting go. You don’t have control over the entire situation, and you don’t have to fight against your emotions. It’s okay to accept that some things are out of your hands.
  • Expressing yourself. If you’re soothed by writing about your experiences, start a divorce journal. Brush your emotions onto a clean canvas, or give that old punching bag in the garage your full attention. Letting your emotions come out in a healthy way can help you move forward.
  • Re-frame your emotions. This isn’t easy to do, but if you can change the way you feel right now by focusing on the eventual positive outcome, you’ll be able to accept your feelings more easily.

Keeping Your Scarborough Divorce Lawyer Up-to-Date

No matter what, it’s important that you maintain communication with your Scarborough divorce lawyer throughout the entire process. Remember, your lawyer is there to protect your rights and give you case-specific legal advice that’s designed to help you move forward with your life.

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