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Making informed choices by managing emotions during a divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2020 | Divorce |

There could be a multitude of scenarios in life in which your emotions could influence the decisions you make. While this might not always prove harmful in every situation, when it comes to a process that could impact your future, addressing the necessary topics with a clear head could prove imperative.

The end of a marriage may be one life experience in which keeping control of emotions may be integral to making informed choices. However, as such a process can be stressful and daunting, making choices based on what is best for your future instead of current feelings may seem easier said than done.

Controlling emotions

When facing a similar life event, your ability to manage your emotions could depend on how you prepare for the subsequent process. There could be certain topics to address that might help alter your mindset, such as:

  • Maintaining focus: Since thinking about vital topics in an emotional state can cause a divide in your attention and make it difficult to focus on the tasks at hand, finding ways to maintain focus could be essential.
  • Achieving clarity: It is understandable to experience a need to validate your feelings and tending to your emotional needs early on could help you move past certain emotions and enter negotiations with clarity.
  • Possible scenarios: As unexpected surprises can trigger emotional outbursts, compiling a list of all the possible scenarios you might encounter during your divorce could help prevent such issues from catching you off guard.
  • What is important: As the outcome of your divorce will affect your future, looking to the future could help you move past feelings of hurt or anger and focus on making decisions based on what is important to your life.

It could also be helpful to gain insight on all your options for dissolving a marriage in Oregon, as certain outlets could prove inherently less stressful than others, such as collaboration or mediation.

Preparing for the future

While going through a divorce can be an emotional process, allowing your feelings to influence your decisions might not always prove fruitful. By taking steps to manage your emotions, you could find yourself better prepared to focus on what is important to your life. Approaching the process with clarity could be essential to seeking the best outcome possible concerning your future, and it may even help ease the stress of the coming transition.

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