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Coping strategies for those going through divorce

Deciding to end a marriage can be a very a difficult and stressful decision to make and have a multitude of emotional and psychological ramifications. Divorce can affect a person at all levels. No person plans on divorcing when they first get married, but sometimes certain circumstances arise and ending the marriage is the only option left on the table. Although parting ways with a spouse is never easy, there are strategies that Arizona couples can use to ease the impact of a divorce.

One of the most important things to do is to acknowledge that a divorce is really happening and own it. The first stage of moving on is learning to accept what has happened. It is also important not to place blame on the other party. Always keep an open mind, focus on the future and let the past be the past.

If children are involved, some situations can be even more difficult. However, it is crucial to remain neutral around the children and never speak negatively about a former spouse. Allow children to form their own opinions and support them.

Some day-to-day coping strategies are keeping a good work-life balance and getting plenty of sleep, but most importantly, move forward. A divorce can be a time of renewal and a time to break free of negative patterns. Those going through a separation should learn from negative past experiences so as to not repeat them in the future. Arizona residents that have questions regarding divorce could also benefit by seeking the services of a knowledgeable and skilled family law attorney.

Source:, "13 Healthy Coping Strategies For Surviving Your Divorce", Margot Brown, Dec. 14, 2017

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