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Compartmentalization can aid family law stress

When a Florida spouse is going through a divorce, a high level of stress is a common outcome. The demands of divorce, both emotional and legal, can make it seem as though the family law process has permeated every aspect of one's life. This can lead to feelings of hopelessness, and the sense that the matter will stretch on indefinitely.

One of the best ways to handle this type of divorce stress is through the practice of compartmentalization. The basic tenant of such an approach is to set aside predetermined periods of time in which to address one's legal and emotional needs connected to divorce. Once that period of time has passed, the individual is expected to move on to other occupations or tasks.

Compartmentalization gives divorcing spouses the time and mental space needed to handle the legal aspects of their divorce, and also to think about why the marriage ended and how the changes ahead will affect one's life. At the same time, placing a time limit on those processes gives an individual the freedom to think about other matters during the rest of the time. It is an approach that can be both effective and cognizant of one's emotional needs.

Florida spouses who are preparing to divorce may want to implement the basics of compartmentalization into their family law approach. These tactics are widely used within the business world, with positive results. Spouses should make an effort to ease this time of transition and should select an approach that is a good fit for their personality and goals.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Finding Your Zen During A Nasty Divorce & Other Battles", Diane Passage, June 23, 2015

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