How To Cope With Divorce Anxieties


  • Author Jo Alelsto
  • Published April 11, 2009
  • Word count 707

Before, infidelity seems to be the only reason why divorce or marriage separation happens. But with the changing times, it seems that turning your back away from your marriage vows can be caused by so many factors that nobody can even tell exactly why such things happen. Nevertheless, whatever the reasons are, you need to know what to do when it happens.

In many countries like the United States, divorce is considered as one way of terminating the marriage legally. However, laws may vary depending on the rules mandated by each state. That is why it is important to seek help from legal experts whose expertise are founded on a specific state.

Since the law may vary on each state, the actual filing and process of divorce may vary, from simple to complex. Most people may find this type of procedure stressful and complicated, not to mention the emotional burden it brings to an individual. And because there’s nothing we can do about the existing laws on each state, a person involved in the case should, instead, find ways on how to cope up with the situation and deal with the problem more pleasantly.

You don’t have to feel sorry for yourself and end up being a loser all your life. It may seem the end of the world for you, but once analyzed and understood you would be glad it happened. At least, it provided you some time to grow and redevelop yourself. What you need now is to learn how to cope up. Here’s how:

  1. Start to feel good about yourself

How can you do this? Start with the things that you were deprived of when you were married. Change your routines. Go back to your old ways, those that you enjoyed doing the most. At least, through these things you will feel happy about yourself.

  1. Redevelop yourself

Find time reminiscing the past, understanding what went through, and realizing things that happened. Some things are nice to remember, while others are best kept in the past. Once considered, you will have the chance of redeveloping yourself, changing what you think has not been good. The important thing here is to find yourself and know what you are capable of doing as an individual.

  1. Go out and social

Forget about the past. It is time to move on. Make the most out of your life for you will never have the chance to revert back to the old times once it has passed by. It is time for you to go back to your social world. If you have children, it is best that you devote more hours of bonding and quality time with them. Try to maintain a harmonious form of communication with them. Nothing beats a stronger bond brought about by the challenges that passed through the family’s lives.

Try to get in touch with friends that you have not talked to for the past few months. The main point here is that you have to set yourself out in the open to relieve you from anxiety and stress brought about by being alone.

  1. Be open for compromise

Some individuals try to hold on to their marriage by not agreeing to amicable settlements on the division of property. Whether intentional or not, most people will not give in to what has been proposed by the court just so they could still argue and have their side on a better edge.

What matters most here is the point of letting go. Don’t hold on to grudges. If the court decides on a certain amicable agreement on dividing properties or the monetary equivalent of those properties, then it is best to believe that the court has done a fair decision on this. Keep in mind that certain laws on each state are embedded on the rules regarding division of properties. So it is best that you know those things.

Boiled down, divorce may seem such a negative thought and may even be considered the greatest form of predicament any married couple could ever experience, but that is still reality. The only thing you can do in the end is to learn how to outlive the situation and surpass all the trials.

Jo is a writer for ‘Betteridges Solicitors’ (, a well-known family and matrimonial law practice stationed in UK. If you need the assistance of professionals Divorce Solicitors or want to learn more about

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