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Try these tips for less stress and more peace as you move forward through the divorce process.
Learn how divorce works in your state. Research legal aid organizations. Ask for advice from trusted friends who've been through a divorce.
Start by making a to-do list that covers areas like finances, homes, boundaries, and children. Break down the areas into small steps.
For some couples, mediation can be more peaceful and lead to better communication than when lawyers are used. Plus, it can be cheaper, quicker, and less stressful.
This can be hard. But your kids will do better if you keep the focus on what's best for them.
Do your best not to say bad things about each other. Talk when you're calm and use notes. If things get heated, call a "time-out."
Let go of old patterns. Agree to disagree. And keep the focus on what's really important.
Be kind to yourself. Pay attention to the things that bring you joy and do more of those things.
Current as of:
March 3, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: March 3, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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