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Overcoming Common Challenges Following Divorce

Deciding to end your marriage is challenging. Most people talk about the trials and obstacles that accompany divorce, but not many discuss the hardships that come after it is all over. More than just an empty house, feelings of betrayal, and mourning the loss of your family that once was intact, relearning how to be on your own again can seem nearly impossible.

In this blog, our attorneys outline common challenges that follow divorce and ways to overcome them. We understand it will take some time to find your new normal, but we also want to help you in your healing journey.

Financial Stability

You no longer have combined income sources, which can hit hard and leave you wondering if you will be financially stable again. Although difficult, becoming financially independent is not impossible. We recommend outlining a strict budget and sticking to it. Saving money and working hard will pay off in the long run while simultaneously increasing your comfort and sense of independence.

Mental Health

It is essential to take care of yourself during this stressful time. Odds are, your life has been an emotional rollercoaster for the better part of the past few years. It would be best to give yourself time to mourn what was lost, but remember you do not need to go through this alone. Seek help from a licensed therapist to assist with your healing and management of emotions.

Furthermore, try to stick to a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Exercise also dramatically improves your mood by boosting endorphins that make you feel happier and healthier. When your body begins to feel better, your mind will follow suit.

Child Custody

The silence of an empty household can seem deafening when you are used to children around. One of the most challenging decisions a couple will make is determining child custody during divorce proceedings. The days your children are not present can feel unbearably lonely and sad, which is why we recommend finding reasons to leave the house.

Consider finding a new hobby, going out with friends, or rejoining the dating scene. New ways to distract yourself while your children are away will help you recover and put you in a better mood when your children return. Remember, they went through drastic changes, too, so making this transition as easy on them as possible is important.

We Are Here For You

Regardless of your struggles following divorce, the Miami-Dade divorce lawyers at Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa have resources available to you that will help during this time of adjustment. Contact our attorneys online or at (305) 853-9161 today.