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Wellness & Divorce

Is it possible to experience divorce in a healthy way? Divorce is frequently ranked among the most stressful life events, equivalent to the death of a spouse or child. Even the most harmonious divorces place a strain on your time, money, attention span, and overall well-being.At Freed Marcroft, we have explored the optimal ways to not only make it through but make a comeback after divorce.
Divorce may feel like an inconvenient time to launch a wellness plan. Often, individuals undergoing a divorce have spent years of their lives with a focus on others. Even when divorce is amicable, it is a transformation. During transitions, there is naturally stress and anxiety. Freed Marcroft has created connections with divorcing Connecticut couples and seen what turns separation and divorce into long-term happiness. We take pride in fostering the health and well-being of every client with personalized care and compassion throughout this major life transition.

These are our favorite cornerstones for wellness during and after divorce:

  1. Get back to basics.

Create a schedule that allows you to get adequate sleep, and defend it. Sleep is essential to your mental processing and emotional stability – both of which you need to stay strong through a divorce.

Then, make sure you eat regular meals. While a full diet overhaul might tax your memory too much at this point, make an effort not to skip mealtime. Your body needs fuel to manage stress and help you think clearly. Get enough healthy fats, protein, vegetables and fruits; and reduce the amount of free sugars and non-nutritive simple carbs.

Finally, get moving. Some people find that joining a gym gives them essential “me time” and helps them make new friends. (And compelling evidence suggests that strength training can improve insulin sensitivity as well as body composition.) Others discover that simply adding a walk or two to their day helps them to de-stress and stay comfortable. Do what works for you.

  1. Get in touch with your emotions.

There are no wrong feelings – but there are certainly better and worse ways to deal with them. Reading self-help articles, talking to a therapist or to trusted friends, establishing a regular meditation practice, keeping a journal, and having a little fun every day can all help you manage your feelings.

And, of course, be gentle with yourself. Giving yourself space to feel – no matter how conflicting or frustrating your feelings are – is essential to reconnecting with yourself and staying grounded during a divorce.

  1. Consider your spiritual well-being.

Spirituality is a deeply personal matter. For some people, their religion fills this role; for others, it’s a deep conviction in the goodness of people, a desire to save the earth, or a love of music. Whatever feeds your soul, make time for it now.

Not only will these approaches help you tackle some of the biggest doubts and questions that a divorce brings (Why is this happening? Can I trust anyone again? What’s the point?), but it will also help you stay connected with the parts of you that you love the most – which in turn will help you set new goals and build a life you can love after divorce.

At Freed Marcroft, we’re dedicated to helping our clients not only survive divorce, but also thrive. We want to help you build a promising future, and we want you to feel good enough to seize every opportunity the future holds for you. To learn how we can help you reach these goals, contact us today at (860) 560-8160 to arrange a confidential, strategic conversation.

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