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Preserving Your Mental Health During A Divorce

There’s a lot of stress that one can experience during the process of a divorce. Whether it’s mental, emotional, or any other kind, these kinds of stresses can make it difficult to deal with one’s divorce. And sometimes, when it gets too hard, these stresses can start taking its toll on your mental health. Some people can handle these things pretty well, while other people might need a little extra help dealing with these things. Whatever the case, knowing how to look after your mental health during a divorce can always do you some good.


Divorces are tough to deal with. Things can get complicated and tiring. But you don’t have to deal with all of that by yourself. Sometimes, having a support system can already be a big help. You can at least find someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, which is way better than keeping them bottled up. Aside from that, you’ll also have someone that’ll understand what you’re going through. So, if ever you’re dealing with something or acting a little differently, they’ll at least understand why.

But if you want someone who can also talk with you about how you’re feeling or what you’re going through that isn’t a friend, you can also seek some professional help. You can talk about how you’re feeling to a therapist or a counselor who’s familiar with these kinds of situations. If anything, the advice they’ll give you will at least be sound as they are more familiar with these kinds of situations.

Give Yourself Space

While having a support system is good, it’s also good to give yourself some space away from the divorce. The divorce is important, but keeping yourself sane throughout the divorce is more important. And one way to do that is to distance yourself from the divorce from time to time. You can do things like not think about anything regarding the divorce, take some time to focus on something else, or anything that involves getting yourself away from all the divorce-related stress. That way, you get to give yourself a break and allow yourself some time to take care of yourself.

While there’s a lot of sources of stress in a divorce that are beyond your control, your mental health is something that can take control. Things can and will get difficult, but how you deal with it is entirely up to you. That’s why you should do whatever you can to make sure that you’re mentally healthy. By doing so, you’re at least helping yourself stay sane throughout the process of your divorce.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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