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Coping emotionally during and after divorce

Breaking up with a long-time partner is never easy. Divorce can bring with it numerous challenges, from legal to financial battles to emotional and psychological struggles. People in Alberta who are going through this life event can follow the advice of experts to get through some of the more difficult times and create new, healthy patterns.

Divorce experts recognize the need for people to feel in control of their situation. Many of those who have been in a relationship for a long time have a "couple identity" that they now have to swap for a strong personal truth. It's a good idea for new divorcees to spend time alone trying different activities and reflecting on one's identity. Finding a local Alberta yoga studio or journaling can help with this journey.

Divorcees may be well served to take on a new adventure after the breakup. This will allow them to see the divorce as a new beginning, rather than just a sad ending. Engaging in exercise or working toward a healthy diet can also help with energy and self-esteem.

Working past bitterness and taking care of oneself will not only help a divorcee emotionally, but also give clarity when negotiating or litigating a divorce settlement. Getting in touch with an Alberta divorce lawyer early on can help someone protect individual interests, understand legal options and feel more secure and represented in the divorce. No matter how long or difficult the divorce is, taking care of oneself will help in coping with the challenges ahead.

Source: theloop.ca, "How to reinvent yourself after divorce", Jen Kirsch, Feb. 9, 2018

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