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How to keep emotions in check during a divorce

Divorce is rampant in Texas, but the city with the highest divorce rate in the state is Bonham. According to a recent article in USA Today, 18.9 percent of Bonham's adult population has gone through divorce

There are many difficult components of the divorce process, but one of the toughest involves setting aside your emotions from the separation. It may seem tough to manage your stress, anger and frustration while discussing child custody and alimony, but there are some tips for managing your emotions in a healthy manner. 

Talk to someone

It is not healthy to keep all those complex emotions inside. Talk to a close group of friends about the divorce. In the event you do not have anyone you feel like you can talk to, consider going to a therapist. Venting a little bit can work wonders. 

Do things you enjoy

Focus on your personal happiness during a divorce. If you enjoy hiking, then keep hitting the trails. Whether your hobbies include reading, painting or playing guitar, you should not neglect these activities while divorcing. Your hobbies should give you a chance to focus on something other than the separation so you do not dwell on it as often. 

Avoid making hasty decisions

During a divorce, it is best to avoid making big decisions until everything is final. Do not get into another relationship during this time. Additionally, avoid making big financial decisions, such as purchasing a new car. You do not want to rush into anything major that could exacerbate the level of stress you feel now. 

Allow yourself to feel

It is natural to feel sad and stressed in life. Give yourself moments to feel. Sometimes, the thing you need to feel better is to sit and let out a good cry. Your feelings are valid. Ultimately, it is good to grieve and avoid detrimental ways to deal with negative emotions, such as drinking alcohol in excess and seeking revenge. 

 

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