No one goes into marriage expecting to go through divorce. But sometimes, for whatever reasons, people need to part ways and move on.
Whether you are the spouse wanting the divorce or the spouse who has been left to deal with the shock of an unwanted divorce, you will need to take steps to protect yourself.
With the divorce rate being so high in California, chances are you or someone you love has been impacted by this typically tumultuous process. Because divorce often involves a major upheaval in your life, whether it’s to relocate, deal with the pressures of becoming a single parent, or helping your children through this transition, this time can make you feel isolated, depressed and angry.
Every decision you make during this process will be guided by three things, including:
- California divorce laws
- Your emotional well-being
- Your spouse’s attitude
The only one of these you have control over is your own emotional well-being. Being emotionally fit will allow you to protect your legal rights. Keeping yourself healthy during a divorce is very challenging, especially for the woman who wears too many hats and allows her well-being to fall to the bottom of her ‘things-to-do list’.
The following are a few helpful hints that will assist you in navigating through this uncharted territory, keeping you healthy along the way.
- Don’t fall into a rut – Focus on reaching out to your family and closest friends for support.
- Don’t forget about you – Take care of your own needs for your sake and that of your children. Don’t forget to eat and sleep. Go out and do something you enjoy, even if it’s just a walk.
- Lighten up if possible – It’s okay to be sad, but try not to let that emotion take over your life. Even though it might be difficult, try to find some humor in your life. Remember, things will get better.
Experiencing a divorce can cause an array of emotions, but the legal aspect of the experience doesn’t have to add more stress. When you have the assistance of askilled and knowledgeable attorney, you will experience a greater feeling of relaxation during the divorce process.
Contact the family law offices of Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson. We will help you and your family get through this difficult time. Our offices are conveniently located in Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties.