Whether the divorce was your idea or their idea, it can be challenging to get through the process. When you got married, you did not plan for your life to take this turn.
Divorce can be confusing and stressful, taking a toll on your mental health and your other relationships. As you move into the next chapter of your life, taking time to care for yourself is essential.
Here are a few tips for protecting your mental health as you go through a divorce.
Divorce can come with complex emotions. While your friends and family may have good intentions, they may not have the tools they need to give you the right type of support.
Talking to a professional can help you sort through your thoughts and feelings as you cope with a significant change in your life. You can also try looking for someone skilled specifically in supporting people through divorce. Often, there are tools you can use to help yourself process what is happening and how you should move forward.
One of the challenges with going through a divorce is that it can attract the wrong type of attention. Once your friends and acquaintances hear about your pending divorce, they may be more interested in gossip than supporting your mental health.
You are not obligated to share your story with those who cannot support you. When someone fishes for more information, it is ok to set a boundary and let them know you are not comfortable talking to them about the details of your divorce.
Protecting your mental health during divorce is an essential part of moving forward. When you get the support you need, you can start looking at what you want for the next stage of your life.