Write to Heal From Your Divorce: Self Care

By: Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW, CADC
Last Update: July 28, 2015

Self care is important no matter what is going on in your life, but it’s imperative when you’re going through a major life event like divorce.

Along with the obvious care of eating right, getting enough sleep and staying fit, self care during divorce may look a bit different than it might during normal life events. 

For example, given that you are being asked to make so many decisions about your unknown future, I often tell people to avoid making any decision that can wait. Focus on only those things that must be dealt with until you are on more solid ground.

Self care might also mean cutting out certain family members and friends because they aren't helping you now. You need a supportive, understanding community now. Don't worry about hurting others. Just let people know you are tightening your circle for a while.

Write about what good self care is to you at this time. In particular, write about the ways you've had to take care of yourself that have surprised you.

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