Although women request the majority of divorces across the United States, study after study finds that women are the recipient of most of the negative side effects. With high stress levels from being the head of a single parent household, and a sinkingly low sense of well-being and adequacy, the numbers show that women suffer after a divorce. To avoid the possible problems from sneaking up on you or a loved one, here are some ways to counter the negative impact divorce can have in life.
Winning Isn’t Everything
From the moment you were born, your ego has been protecting you, and one of the biggest ways it does that is in proving the way you think is always right. Even in an uncontested divorce Tampa, you may find yourself in a battle with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. When that occurs, realize that no one will win in a battle of wills and suggest you meet to discuss the problem later when you have both had time to consider the issue.
Change to Positive Thinking
Look at the positive side of each moment if you can. Realize there is a tomorrow and your new world is filled with possibilities. When you have a down moment, take a breath, and speak words of positive affirmation to yourself. Make sure you take time to hug your children and spread the positivity.
Listen to Yourself
During and after a divorce, you may struggle mentally, emotionally, and physically. Listen to your body, your inner voice, and your heart during this time. Explore new interests, eat new foods, and read new books. If possible, reconnect with hobbies or interests you had prior to marriage that you let slip away. Remember to be flexible and include your children in these activities when possible.
Don’t let your world turn upside down and inside out when going through a divorce. Use the three steps above to move through the sometimes-painful process with a positive attitude. You can create a new and better world for you and your children – just give it time.