Category Archives: Divorce and Self-Care

Don’t Let Divorce Ruin Your Life!

By Shawn D. Skillin, Esq. Lynn Waldman, LCSW, Counselor and Divorce Coach recently published a Blog entitled “Is Divorce Ruining Your Life.”  In my experience as a Divorce Attorney, this is a sentiment frequently expressed by clients, even the ones that want the divorce to begin with. In her blog, Lynn reminds us that divorcing spouses are not really “starting… Read More

How to Manage the Stress and Anxiety of Divorce

By Shawn Skillin, Esquire ShawnSkillinLaw.com Divorce is a big, huge, significant, and stressful life transition. It’s not a transition that most people plan for. Whether you asked for the divorce yourself or were surprised by a request for a divorce from your spouse there is change ahead and change produces stress and anxiety.  You may not be sleeping well, eating… Read More

Divorce and Self-Care

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Divorce is an emotional roller coaster, wouldn’t you agree? Every emotion is raw, unrehearsed, and unrelenting during a divorce. But what if I could share with you another way? A way in which your emotional well being and healing would be a valid concern with someone during the process. During the collaborative divorce process, you, your spouse and children’s emotional… Read More

Divorce and Your Health

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Experts say that the stress of a divorce and the toll it takes on you emotionally can be equivalent to a loved one passing away. Many people often neglect their mental and physical health when going through a divorce. However, there are ways to make sure this does not happen. When you and your spouse enter into a collaborative divorce… Read More

The Importance of Self-Care for Divorced Dads

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Working thru the divorce process is never easy, and it takes a toll on all involved. Many times during a separation we are solely focused on “getting it over and finalized” and do not worry about the personal, emotional and physical collateral damage it leaves behind. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Establishing self-care routines early on in… Read More