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Self-care is an important part of the divorce process

Divorce is often a necessary and ultimately positive step that couples take when a marriage is not working out. But the period spanning from the initial stages of a divorce and continuing through its aftermath can be stressful and emotionally draining. It is not unusual for people to have feelings of anger, resentment, guilt and sorrow.

If you are going through a divorce, remember that things will get better as you continue building your new life. In the meanwhile, self-care is very important and there are a few things you can do to help lighten your emotional burden.

For example, as counterintuitive as it may seem, you can benefit by acknowledging your responsibility in the relationship's dissolution. Although it can be difficult to admit, typically both partners had issues contributing to the split. You can actually empower yourself by owning up to your side of the mistakes.

But at the same time, you do not want to drown yourself in guilt. If you need a bit of self-support, you can read self-help books on the topic of ending relationships.

You may also want to call on friends to lend you an empathetic ear. Even if you are of an independent mindset and prefer handling things on your own, you should avoid isolating yourself. Asking your friends for support lets them know how important they are to you. As a result, you may find that your relationships with them become even stronger.

You could also use support when it comes to the legal aspects of your divorce. With such issues as property division, child support and child custody on the table, you may find the counseling and guidance of a Texas family law attorney of benefit.

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