Even if it is the right course of action for both you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse, divorce can bring up a variety of difficult emotions. Indeed, according to Psychology Today, divorce may cause you to develop anxiety and depression. If you already struggle with either of these, your divorce may exacerbate them.
If you do not take care of your mental health, of course, you are not likely to emerge from your divorce ready to begin the next chapter of your life. Therefore, it is always a mistake to neglect your mental health during a divorce.
Do you have alternatives?
Having an all-out battle in a courtroom can be enough to make anyone feel uneasy. Fortunately, it is probably possible to end your marriage without fighting with your spouse in open court. Rather than allowing your husband or wife to drag you into divorce litigation, it is worthwhile to consider its less stressful alternatives, such as divorce mediation.
Should you see a therapist?
You simply may not be able to manage the emotional fallout from your divorce by yourself. Luckily, there is no shortage of professional counselors who focus their practices on the emotional consequences of divorce. If you are floundering, it may be time to set up a meeting with a divorce therapist.
Do you need medication?
Modern medicine gives doctors and psychiatrists a variety of options for treating circumstance-related anxiety and depression. If you are having difficulty with either of these during your divorce, you may need medication. Remember, you probably do not have to take antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication forever.
Ultimately, by doing everything possible to remain in a mentally healthy place, you are apt to have what it takes to end your marriage in a way that benefits you.