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What You Can Do to Avoid the Health Risks of a Divorce

By now, you have probably heard about the very unhealthful effects that a divorce can have. With a divorce rate of 40 percent, you may have seen or experienced them yourself. Statistics from Gallup show that divorcees in general fare much worse than married people do in areas of physical and emotional health. If you are about to be in the midst of a divorce, however, the health risks can start then. Here then are some tips on how to help yourself out through a divorce.

The first is to seek out a support group, even if you feel like many of your friends have taken your spouse's side. Find trusted friends, or perhaps a local support group, and you can vent, find help to care for your kids. And then you can find divorcees who have gone on and found a way to succeed in their post-divorce life, and you can learn from them. Support and hope are huge factors in one's health, physically and emotionally.

Second, you cannot forget about yourself. Understandably, in the midst of all the changes that a divorce entails, you may be more focused on adjusting, and if you have kids, on helping your kids adjust. But you still have to take care of yourself, making sure you get sleep and good food. If you are irritable or sick, then this will negatively affect your whole family, not just you. Find a trusted babysitter. Exercise, go to the spa, whatever feels like normal life. Giving yourself a routine plus something fun to look ahead to can give you a health boost.

Humor is another help. While it is only natural to feel sadness and pain in this process, if you constantly mope about, you may find your support group starts to shrink. Without downplaying the real hurt you may be feeling, you can still find a bright side, even a funny side. And that will be easier to do as more and more time passes.

Of course, making the right decisions can help you on your way to a successful divorce. One of the most important decisions you will make in your divorce is your choice of legal representation. Work with the best Long Island divorce lawyer you can find, and you may be able to arrive at a fair and peaceful resolution, enabling you to move on to an independent life as soon as possible. This would mean finding an experienced lawyer who is committed to mediating or settling your divorce, not launching it into an acrimonious court battle. Learn more about what a dedicated divorce attorney can accomplish for you when you contact the Meyers Law Group, P.C. today.