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Divorce advice for Minnesota couples focuses on the psyche

The Huffington Post just published a new list of five things that you will need in order to get through a divorce. They include music, food, a TV show, and splurging on yourself. Although these items may not seem overly practical, the point of the piece is critical. Psychologically, a divorce can be devastating. We all need something to keep our spirits up until we recover from the stress and trauma of a marital split.

Many divorce publications focus on this element of a divorce. After years of marriage and parenting, a split can sometimes erase an individual of their identity. But, that never has to be the case. Minnesotans can all live happy and successful post-divorce lives and stories like these help lead the way.

Outside of cookies and a night out with friends, negotiating and securing your legal rights in a divorce can be integral to your psychological well-being. Divorce mediation and the resulting property settlement will outline your financial well-being, which can cause many divorcees serious anxiety. These emotions are normal, but can be alleviated in modern-day divorce proceedings.

Stressful divorce proceedings merely aggravate negative emotions that arise as a result of the split. By focusing on the positive rather than the negative, divorcees can work toward returning to a happier version of themselves. While cherishing the little things, like food and time with friends, is important, it is also vital that you eliminate the possibility of losing legal rights in the actual divorce proceedings by educating yourself and getting any assistance that you may need.

Source: Huffington Post, "5 Things You Need to get Through a Split," May 8, 2013

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