When you’re stressed, it’s a reality that you may make decisions that you later regret. For example, if you’re tired of fighting with your spouse, you may agree to the terms of the property division agreement that he or she wants. You may want to move forward and be tired of putting up with negotiations or threats of taking you to court.

Before you settle for less than you deserve, remember that your attorney is there to help you through this situation. To help cope with the stress of divorce and reduce how much it affects you, there are three things you can do.

First, take a break from your divorce. Not every issue that comes up needs to be addressed immediately. You can take 24 or 48 hours to think over most concerns without it impacting your case negatively.

Second, don’t be afraid to route your spouse’s calls or messages to your attorney instead. If they’re harassing you or threatening you, you may even want to seek a no-contact order to reduce or stop their interactions with you.  There are other techniques to stop that type of contact which your experienced attorney can help you with.

Finally, remember to think about the big picture. What you’re going through now will likely be over within a few months, and you’ll be moving on with your life. Don’t let the small things bother you now. Instead, focus on doing what you need to do to be comfortable following the end of your divorce.

Our website has more information on coping with a divorce and what you should do if you are struggling with your spouse’s behavior. Your attorney will be there to support you as you go through this challenging time.