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Taking a break from divorce issues may help you gain perspective

Going through a divorce is a lot more complex than simply deciding who gets which car and who gets to keep the house. Instead, going through a divorce is an experience that is likely challenging mentally, emotionally and physically. While it is possible to make it through a divorce without major issues, some Virginia residents might like to read about some tips to make the divorce process a little easier.

First, you might need to get a tangible reminder of what is important to you. One woman got a necklace that served as a reminder that she needed faith, strength and patience to get through her divorce. Even if a necklace isn't the right option for you, other tangible reminders, such as a sign with an uplifting message, might work.

Second, you might need to splurge on yourself a little to remind yourself that you are worthy of being pampered. Even if money is tight because of the divorce, you can still do small things, such as enjoying a latte or a favorite meal.

Lastly, you can surround yourself with distractions. The divorce is a huge event in your life, but you shouldn't let it distract you. Go for long walks, read books, listen to music or do anything that interests you. Taking your mind off of your divorce for a little while might enable you to come back to the issues at hand with a clear mind and a new perspective.

When you are going through the divorce process, whether it is a mediated divorce or a high-conflict divorce, you should make sure that you understand your rights. Knowing what you are entitled to and what to expect can help to alleviate some of the stress of the divorce.

Source:  Huffington Post, "The Morale-Boosting Saying I Kept Telling Myself During My Divorce" Brittany Wong, May. 18, 2014

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