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Keeping your cool at work when going through a divorce

Jun 25, 2020 | Divorce

This year has been a difficult one for many West Virginian employees, and there is no telling what will happen next with the economy. For people who are going through a divorce, the pressure they feel to stay calm at work may be unbearable. Keeping appropriate boundaries at work is one step that employees can take to try to keep their home life from affecting their work life.

It is important for individuals to have a support network when going through a divorce, but it is best to keep coworkers largely at bay. That said, some people advise divorcing individuals to tell their bosses – at least in general terms – that they are going through a separation. Even if someone feels that he or she can handle something at work, there is no telling what could happen when someone is in a high state of emotional turmoil. Trying to take a stressful task off one’s plate may be the thing that saves someone from a meltdown.

At the other extreme, there are people who want to do nothing but work after a separation to distract themselves. A better solution is to engage in personal activities and spend time with friends and family. Working constantly is ultimately an unhealthy addiction. By working through and facing their feelings, people have a better chance of getting to a point where they can forgive themselves and their ex-spouse for any wrongdoing that happened during the marriage.

It is okay for someone in the midst of a divorce to admit that he or she needs help. One way that people can help relieve some of their stress is to rely on the assistance of a family law attorney for things like assessing the value of marital property assets and trying to come to an agreement with their exes on their division.