No Seattle divorce lawyer would deny the fact that divorce is one of the most-traumatic experiences in a person’s life, next only to the death of a loved one.  This is one of the most difficult life transition experiences for most people.  Even an amicable divorce can be difficult for most people with reasonable coping skills to get through.

A divorce is a major life change that involves an entire overhaul of your day-to-day living arrangements, your billing systems, your financial affairs, and a million other details.  If there are children involved, you have to ensure that they are able to cope smoothly with this major change in their lives.

The Huffington Post recently ran an article by a stress management coach, who offers three tips for dealing with stress during a divorce.

The number one tip is to stop blaming yourself.  It won’t do you any good, and it can actually be detrimental if you have children.  Children look to parents during a divorce to understand how to handle the situation, and if parents aren’t handling it well, it’s almost guaranteed that the children will not either.

The second piece of advice is to use this period of transition in your life to make some enhancing changes to your lifestyle.  Rearranging your life post-divorce may not necessarily be such a bad thing.  Often, lives are better after a divorce.

Another common mistake that people make after a divorce is to withdraw into a shell, avoiding social contact altogether.  This is a mistake.  A strong support network of friends and close family members can help you keep your anxiety in check, and ward off depression.

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