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Divorce is a notoriously stressful process that can leave you and your divorcing spouse and kids feeling drained emotionally, financially, and even physically. Life, as we know, goes on. It doesn’t pause because you’re going through a divorce. So, in today’s blogs, we’ve decided to share some tips and tricks so you have the tools you need to come out of the divorce process with less stress and improved mental health. 

Here at The Law Office of Ronald Kossack, we can help you through the divorce process. Our law firm and divorce lawyer have more than 20 years of experience, including in divorce mediation, which can be a less stressful alternative to a traditional divorce. Keep reading to learn more about mental health and divorce, and contact us today to meet with a divorce lawyer. We work with clients throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, and, of course, Tempe.

Allow the Feelings That Come to Mind

When filing for divorce, you will inevitably experience a wide range of emotions, including the various stages of grief. Allow these feelings to come. It may be hard, but it’s important to honor your emotions and sit with your feelings. It’s important what you do with those feelings; work hard to avoid destructive activities, revenge, and more.

Enlist Help

You can’t go through the process alone. Just as you need a divorce lawyer to help with the paperwork and process, you may need a therapist to help with your emotions — and that’s OK! Communicate with friends and family, coworkers, neighbors, and a therapist about how they can help at this time.

Explore Other Interests

Now is your time to find other interests and hobbies to enrich your life. This will help channel your energy toward something positive and be a good practice that comes out of your divorce process. Find hobbies and interests that take care of you emotionally and physically, and put your time and energy into them.

Make Time for Fun

Our divorce lawyer has seen it time after time: people feel like they can’t “have fun” during the divorce process. Whether this is due to increased stress, decreased time, or what-have-you, it’s important to still have fun! Interact with your friends and family and plan events where you can simply enjoy being with others.

Prioritize Physical Health

Last but not least, don’t forget about your physical health. Our physical and mental health are inextricably linked. While a therapist, medicine, and other options may always be necessary, taking care of your physical health (when possible) can help you as well. With a regular exercise routine, you can help relieve anger, anxiety, and tension in your body. 

Meet With a Divorce Lawyer in Tempe Today

While the divorce process will always be hard, it can be better when you have a team on your side. This team can include friends, a therapist, and, of course, your divorce lawyer. In the Tempe area, that divorce lawyer is Mr. Ronald Kossack. Here at The Law Office of Ronald Kossack, we’ll help you through the divorce process with dignity. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.