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 well being is taken into consideration and dealt with in a healthy way. Each person in your family is given emotional support by a mental health professional who is part of your team.  In a collaborative divorce, each spouse has their own attorney, there is a financial neutral, and mental health professionals – and no court!  It’s a more respectful, peaceful way to divorce.

One of the first steps to healing is to practice self-care.

Here are some suggestions that we have shared with our clients who struggle with self-care:

  • First, show compassion for yourself – this will allow the healing process to begin
  • Practice mindfulness
    • Being aware of your surroundings can be grounding
  • Divorce is a loss – mourn that loss – join a support group
  • Become at peace with being alone – it’s a jolting feeling in the beginning, but it will improve
  • Know that you are enough; you are worthy

Self-care is often a nonstarter during a traditional divorce process. Most of the time you are barely hanging on and treading water, but with the collaborative process, it can be different.

Our group of diverse experts can help you develop healthy ways for you to diffuse some of the stressors that divorce brings and learn how to practice self-care.

The Collaborative Practice of San Diego is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary referral network of independent professionals of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisers working together to learn, practice, and promote Collaborative processes for problem solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial assets of the family.

The Collaborative Divorce process is an alternative dispute resolution method that can assist you and help maintain your family unit while staying away from court litigation.

Contact us today for a FREE consultation!

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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