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Self-care can make divorce simpler, healthier and happier

Divorce is often associated with feelings of despair, depression and anger. Under many circumstances, couples resort to divorce only after they have exhausted all other efforts to try and amend their marriage. Because divorcing couples are left to try and separate all of their assets, finances and even time with children, the legal process of separation may seem painstakingly long in Texas. Despite bitter court battles seeming normal, couples have the chance to focus their energy on self-love as they work through their divorce in a healthy and effective manner. 

The American Psychological Association reports that by 20 years of marriage, nearly 50 percent of all couples find themselves divorced. When the decision to separate is made, couples should do their best to maintain amicable communication as they cooperate with each other and the court to resolve their differences one final time. In many instances, mediation is a viable option as couples are able to make decisions regarding their shared property in an environment that is controlled and objective to personal opinions. During a divorce, it is critical that individuals make time to properly care for themselves. This includes eating right, getting enough rest and taking time to pursue hobbies or activities that are interesting and fun. 

For people who wish to remain optimistic and maintain a happy attitude during divorce, the Huffington Post suggests that they change their story. They can do this by discontinuing feelings of self-pity and beginning to make exciting plans for the future. Other things people can do include avoiding the blame game and simply making the decision to be happy regardless of the outcome.   

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