Coping Strategies


Divorce can be a difficult process and it’s helpful to have strategies to cope with whatever comes your way. In "Coping with Separation and Divorce", Mental Health America offers some key coping strategies that include:

For You:

  • Give yourself a break

  • Take care of yourself emotionally and physically

  • Recognize that it’s OK to have different feelings over time

  • Avoid power struggles and arguments with your spouse or former spouse

  • Take time to explore your interests

  • Think positively

For Your Children:

  • Reassure and listen

  • Maintain stability and routines

  • Offer consistent discipline

  • Let your children know they can rely on you

  • Don’t involve your children in the conflict

To learn more about these and other coping strategies, read the entire article here.


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