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Suggestions to help distract those going through a divorce

The end of a marriage can sometimes leave those going through it wondering what life will look like after the process is over. A divorce can be an emotional time that is difficult to endure without allowing time to regroup and relieve stress. Couples in Georgia that are beginning the process may benefit from learning about ways to relax.

One way to ease stress is to take up a new hobby or interest. Indulging in new adventures may open one's eyes to new friends and different passions. One way to express emotions and release pent-up feelings is to watch a movie and have a good cry. Other ways to cope are with favorite foods and beverages.

Some people will select a favorite quote or saying to hang onto through the process. Having a mantra to repeat to themselves may enable people to realize that a divorce is not the end of their life; it is merely a step on their journey through life. A few other pick-me-ups may incorporate reading books about relevant topics or selecting a song that best expresses the emotions that they are currently experiencing.

One other option, if it is in the new budget, would be to escape on a dream trip or vacation, one that the former spouse may never have wanted to take. A divorce is a life-changing experience, but it is not a life-ending decision. While many of these suggestions may be helpful to relieve stress, a divorce also involves important decisions, and it is not easily achieved without thoughtful and careful consideration. Couples in Georgia that are embarking on this beginning of a new life do have resources to turn to for information and guidance as they work their way toward their new, separate life.

Source: The Huffington Post, "8 Things That Reminded Me Life Goes On After Divorce", Lindsey Ellison, July 22, 2014

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