Divorce Self-Care Tips
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No one feels prepared for divorce. It’s a complicated process … emotionally, legally, and financially. Ending a marriage or long-term relationship is a lot for a person to take on, particularly when children are involved. Given the amount of stress that can be generated, self-care becomes critical during and after the divorce journey. As every divorce is unique, individuals must find their own blend of self-caring actions to take as they wind through the divorce process and move into a new normal lifestyle. Below we’ve assembled words of wisdom around self-care during divorce.

Michelle Stowell, CFLs

When going through the divorce process, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed with everyday life. But you still have to go to work, take care of the kids, pay bills, and generally keep up with a daily routine. Clients I find who successfully navigate divorce are the ones who stay vigilant with healthy eating, stress-relieving exercise, and maintaining friendships. They also stay focused on finding the balance between moving on and giving themselves time to heal.

Matt Purcell, CFLs

When going through the divorce process, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed with everyday life. But you still have to go to work, take care of the kids, pay bills, and generally keep up with a daily routine. Clients I find who successfully navigate divorce are the ones who stay vigilant with healthy eating, stress-relieving exercise, and maintaining friendships. They also stay focused on finding the balance between moving on and giving themselves time to heal.

Matthew Purcell

Melissa Harman

Family law cases are the most emotional type of cases because someone (and sometimes many “someones”) is telling you what to do with your family and your life. Parties often feel out of control — not just because a divorce, custody or support action is a huge life event, but also because of the involvement and rules put in place by the courts and attorneys. It is important to take a step back, out of the emotional turmoil, and refocus on what is most important to you — and if you don’t know what that is, this may be a great opportunity to try your hand at new things, such as volunteer work. Finding outlets that are productive, distracting and give you personal satisfaction are the best way to balance these emotions and make sure you’re taking care of you.

Kristen Sellers

Divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotionally draining events in a person’s life, especially when child custody is at issue. It is critically important to create a strong support system to help you navigate these often unchartered waters. Spend quality time with family and close friends, reconnect with loved ones you may have lost contact with over the years, or join a support group to meet new people that understand what you are going through. Take time for yourself whenever you can by staying active, reading a good book, or enjoying the occasional glass of wine.

Purcell Stowell PC

Purcell Stowell PC is a Folsom-Based full-service Family Law Firm that serves clients throughout California. The firm’s founders are recognized by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as Certified Family Law Specialists and regularly represent business owners, professionals, and other high net worth individuals (or their spouses) in divorce, premarital agreements, guardianships, and related actions.
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Purcell Stowell PC

Purcell Stowell PC is a Folsom-Based full-service Family Law Firm that serves clients throughout California. The firm’s founders are recognized by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as Certified Family Law Specialists and regularly represent business owners, professionals, and other high net worth individuals (or their spouses) in divorce, premarital agreements, guardianships, and related actions.