July 25th, 2013 at 2:47 pm
Being prepared for a break up isn’t usually something that most couples think about when they get married. However, with the divorce rate being so high, knowing what to expect can only help to avoid the health effects that divorce can cause. According to Shape.com, there are several ways divorce can affect a person’s health. Divorce can be physically and emotionally devastating to both parties but can have an adverse effect on a woman’s health.
Insomnia is a common complaint from women going through a divorce. Getting enough sleep is important to one’s health. If you aren’t sleeping, it may be time to have a discussion with your doctor. Divorce can wreak havoc on your immune system. That is why it is so important to do the things that promote good health. Eating a balanced diet and exercise are important to good health. Skipping meals will only work against your efforts to stay healthy.
It turns out that divorce can break your heart, literally. Although men are also at risk, the risk factor is greater in women. Mood disorder and weight gain are also common. This is due to hormonal shifts that can be also agitated by poor diet. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress naturally as opposed to reaching for destructive vices, such as excessive alcohol and illicit drugs. Some women found success in joining an exercise group. Doing allowed them to channel their emotions into fueling a great workout while building new friendships.
Divorce can be difficult but it doesn’t have to destroy your health. In fact, focusing on your health may be the anchor that you need to get through it. If you have questions about moving forward with divorce proceedings, contact one of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC’s knowledgeable and dedicated family law attorneys today.