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Focus on your needs as you embark on the process of divorce

No matter how much you expect that your marriage is ending, there is often a big emotional upheaval when the time comes to file for divorce. That emotional upheaval is often greater if the divorce was unexpected. Anyone who is going through a divorce should make sure that they take the proper actions to ensure that their emotional health remains intact throughout the divorce.

You must take the time to focus on yourself and your children if you are a parent. The divorce is a big transition in your life, so try not to make any other big decisions while you are coping with the divorce.

You might find that you want to spend time alone. While that is a good idea, make sure that you don't shun loved ones and friends who can offer you support during this difficult time.

With the raw emotions you might be feeling, dealing with your ex can be difficult. Instead of getting into heated arguments and fights with your ex, focus on trying to find a new normal for your relationship. If you have children, a civil relationship can help you co-parent. As you work through the terms of the divorce, working together in a civil manner can help you work through issues in a faster manner.

Find out as much as you can about the process and get your questions answered by your Tennessee family law attorney. The answers you seek should pertain to your actual case instead of just generic situations. This can help you to feel more in control and prepared for what is going to happen.

Source: Expert Beacon, "Take the right steps to help yourself and reduce stress during divorce," Julie Cox, LCSW, accessed Oct. 29, 2015

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