The Importance of Mental Health During a Divorce

The Importance of Mental Health During a Divorce

Power of Positivity

Disruption to your marital life can be difficult to manage, especially if your marriage is ending. Divorce is difficult, and maintaining your mental health can be a serious challenge with all of the negative emotions you may be feeling. Making sure you take care of yourself during this trying time in your life is essential.

The Effects of Negativity

While it can be difficult to take care of your mental health during your divorce, failure to do so can have serious negative effects on your life. The constant flood of negative emotions, if not managed, can cause issues such as depression, anxiety, or worse.

Keeping your feelings repressed and not allowing yourself to express them can actually do more harm than good. You should allow yourself to understand your negative emotions in order to learn how to channel them into something positive.

How To Stay Healthy

Taking time to help yourself and improve your mental health takes effort. There are several practical things you can do to keep yourself in your best place.

5 Stages of Grief

Allow yourself to experience all 5 stages of grief. While it’s very easy to remain in the denial stage and pretend that your divorce is simply not happening, failure to move on in the process and staying in one stage can have serious mental repercussions.

By gradually allowing yourself to move through these stages and ultimately accepting what’s happening in your life, you’ll be in a better position to move on entirely when your divorce is final.

Physical Health

There is a huge benefit to your mental health if you take care of your physical health. By eating healthy and exercising regularly, you are building your body in a healthy way, and that healthy living gives a boost to your mood and overall mental health.

Build a Support Group

Isolating yourself pushes negative feelings of loneliness. Stay in touch with those who are your biggest supporters, such as friends and family. Keeping a close circle of supporters around you allows you opportunities to express your feelings and learn more about how to better handle your emotions.

The Help of an Attorney

In addition to your support group, your attorney is there to help you understand the legal issues and process your feelings. The Pasadena divorce advocates at Schweitzer Law Partners has experience in helping clients through difficult divorce issues as well as other areas of family law.


Contact our Pasadena family law team by calling (626) 788-5225 or visiting us online to fill out a form and schedule a consultation.