When you separate from your spouse, your life can change, automatically. Indeed, your life can turn upside down, as emotions surge. Regardless of how amicable and necessary the separate was, coping with the aftermath of a divorce or separation is not easy. Tough, as it is, you can overcome the loss of a valued relationship, using the right coping tools that an experienced therapist can provide.
At Power Counseling PLLC, we have experienced divorce mediator in Washington DC who can guide you through the complex process of getting divorced and the ensuing settlement agreement, as painless as possible. Through mediation, you are guided to negotiate an equitable share of your marital assets and helped to deal, effectively, with the emotional fall out of divorce.
Below are few tips to help you cope up with a break up in your relationship:
IT’S OKAY TO HAVE MIXED FEELINGS – Are you riding the roller coaster of conflicting emotions and feelings? This is perfectly normal among newly divorced people. There is nothing wrong with feeling sad, confused, angry, excited, exhausted, or any other combination of emotions. As time passes, the mood swings will stabilize. At that point, you will regain a sense of purpose to move forward in this new chapter in your life.
GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK – Going through separation or divorce can be emotionally exhausting. So, give yourself a break, whenever possible. Get help from family and friends to complete certain chores, errands or tasks. You need time and space to heal from the emotional wounds of a divorce or separation.
SEEK HELP WHENEVER REQUIRED – There is no need to face all hiccups and go through the tough time, all alone. Share your feelings and hardships with your close friends and family. Consider making an appointment to talk to our divorce mediator about a solution that is less painful. Isolating yourself can raise your stress levels, interfere with your ability to perform in your job, and harm your overall health. Find the courage to ask for help.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF – As you go through divorce, you need to take good care of yourself. Make out time to exercise, eat well, and take as much rest as you need. Have a healthy body and mind to maintain your overall well-being and gain confidence. Make sure that you do not slip into any bad habits that might compromise your health. Avoid using or abusing alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to cope, since these can only further harm you.
EXPLORE YOUR INTERESTS – It’s time to reconnect with your inner self and give time to things, people and activities that you like the most. There must be hobbies you once loved when you were single, but gave up after you married your spouse. Take this time to find out what makes you happy, invest in hobbies and live a happy life ever after.
Divorce is not like taking a leisurely stroll in the park. At Power Counseling PLLC, our expert divorce mediator in Washington DC will work with you and help you and your partner to sort through everything that you own or owe, and guide you to achieve equitable and fair distribution of these, in a manner that reduces the usual stress associated with divorce.