Dealing with Anxiety During Divorce

July 24th, 2018 in Marriage Counselling

No matter where you stand during the process of getting a divorce, anxiety is unavoidable. Fearing the unknown and dealing with all of the aspects of divorce are bound to cause stress and anxiety, even when we know it is for the best.

After a divorce, we are thrust into a world of unknowns. This is usually what causes anxiety during the divorce process, as we are insecure about the things that we don’t know. There are a number of things that we can do to help us to control our anxiety when working through a divorce, and by having a game plan to remove the anxiety from the divorce process, we can help ourselves to feel a lot better as we work our way through it.

One really great way to help ourselves to realize that we can handle our divorce is by looking at past stressful events. How did you deal with a past stressful event? What steps did you take, and what was the outcome? Now compare these stressors to what you are feeling in your divorce. Chances are you will find some comparable stressors – and you know with the past situations that you got through them.

Even though it may feel like things are out of control, remember that you can and you will handle it. You have experience with getting through stressful situations and this one is no different. You can apply your same principles of stress relief to you divorce to help you deal with it. Give yourself some credit, you can do this!

As you start to realize that you can control your anxiety about your divorce, it will get easier. You will realize that there is so much that you can control within the situation, and you can start to leave your anxiety behind you.