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Coping with an emotionally straining divorce

Going through a divorce can be one of the toughest emotional experiences that you will ever have to go through. Many people focus on the importance of getting a good financial result after a divorce. However, it is more vital that you process the divorce in a healthy way and that you get the peace of mind that you deserve.

Dealing with stress and accepting "failure" after the end of a marriage is important in order to be able to move on. The following are some key coping strategies that can help you to move forward with your divorce.

Don't allow rumination to take hold of your life

Rumination is the act of overthinking when your brain is desperately trying to search for an answer that simply does not exist. Rumination is never helpful, and it also has a great power over us because it drains us emotionally and cognitively.

Think of the bigger picture

If you are in the middle of a divorce, you may feel like things are hopeless. But instead of focusing on your day-to-day reality, it can be helpful to think about your dreams for the future and all that you can achieve.

Moving on through processing the experience

It is important that you make efforts to move forward in a constructive manner. While rumination can be an attempt to move on, it is never productive. Many find that writing down feelings and emotions can be a great way to work through their experiences.

If you are going through a divorce in Oregon, it is wise to make sure that you have all the information you need at your disposal.

Source: Psychology Today, "Notes from My Divorce: 5 Coping Strategies that Worked," accessed June 15, 2018

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