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Dealing with stress during divorce

The emotional strain that led to your Michigan divorce can get even worse as you go through the legal process, making coming to an agreement on property division and custody issues even more difficult. At The Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, our team often works with people to find solutions to the stresses of divorce.

According to the American Psychological Association, the difficulties you face can lead to chronic stress and serious health problems if you are unable to find ways to deal with them. Health concerns such as headaches, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, digestive issues and sleeping problems are some physical responses to stress that you may feel in the short-term. As time goes by, your chances of hypertension, heart disease and cardiovascular risks increase if stress continues without relief.

Removing yourself from the situation may not be possible at this point, but experts recommend turning to others for help. Those who have your best interests at heart may lend a caring ear, and even if they are not in a position to offer advice or help, having someone who willingly listens to your problems may lighten your load.

While the problems you have dropping off to sleep may be primarily due to racing thoughts or other stress responses, there may still be ways to improve your chances of getting more rest. Meditation and yoga may have a calming effect, and reducing your caffeine intake may also help you relax.

Stress and anger often go hand in hand, and that may make sitting through negotiations seem impossible. Before you respond negatively, it may help to take a beat and reconsider your reaction. Exercise may also help improve your outlook, particularly if you can take a short break from the situation for a walk.

More information about the emotional impact of divorce is available on our web page.

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