Separation can be a difficult and stressful time for anyone, and it can take a toll on your mental health. However, there are steps you can take to protect your well-being during this difficult time. Here are a few tips to help you cope with the emotional and mental challenges of separation.
- Take care of yourself physically. Eating well, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly can help you feel better mentally and emotionally. Make sure you are taking care of your body so that it can take care of you.
- Reach out for support. Surround yourself with friends and family who can offer you emotional support. Joining a support group or seeking professional counseling can also be beneficial.
- Set boundaries. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it is important to set boundaries and take time for yourself. This could include not answering phone calls or messages from your ex-partner, or not discussing your separation with certain people.
- Seek professional help if needed. If you are struggling to cope with the emotional impact of separation, seek professional help from a therapist or counselor. They can provide you with the tools and support you need to navigate this difficult time.
In addition to the above tips, it’s also important to seek the advice of a trusted family lawyer during a separation. A good family lawyer can provide you with legal guidance and support throughout the separation process. They can help you set boundaries, provide a safe and secure footing for your next steps and debunk empty threats designed to manipulate or intimidate.
It’s important to listen to your lawyer’s advice. They have the experience and wisdom to guide you through the legal process and help you make sound, practical decisions about your separation. They can also help you understand the potential outcomes of options you face and what the best decisions are for you and your family.
Be open and honest with your lawyer about your situation, including any concerns or questions you may have. They are there to help you and will work with you to find the best solution possible.
However, keep in mind that even with a good lawyer, the legal process can be stressful, so it’s essential to also take care of your mental health as you go through it. Make sure to take time for yourself, reach out to friends and family for support, and practice self-care.
If you need some extra support, here are some options that you may wish to consider:
Beyond Blue – Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisation, focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression, and suicide.
Family Relationships Online provides information for all families – whether together or separated – about family relationship issues including services to assist families manage relationship issues including arrangements for children after separation.
Relationships Australia also provides relationship support services for individuals and families across Australia.
Madsen Law Solicitors – If you are in need of legal help give us a call on 07 3209 7744.