Whether you initiated it or not, divorce can be very hard to deal with. You see your family falling apart and wonder what your life will be like without your spouse. This can put a lot of stress on your body, causing you to experience several unpleasant physical symptoms. Let?s take a closer look at some of the most common physical effects of divorce:
All of the stress from getting divorced can lead to an upset belly. You may feel nauseous a lot of the time and have a decreased appetite. When your stomach hurts frequently, it can be difficult to concentrate on work and other important tasks. If your upset belly keeps you from eating, you could end up losing a lot of weight.
When you?re going through a divorce, there?s likely to be a lot on your mind. You may think about how much your life will change and how your financial situation will be. This can make it more difficult to fall asleep at night. If you only get a few hours of sleep every night, it could affect you both physically and mentally. You will be more tired and irritable throughout the day, which will make it tricky to accomplish your tasks. If you?ve been having trouble falling asleep for week, you may want to see your doctor. Losing out on that much sleep will take a toll on your body.
Not everyone loses their appetite during a divorce. In fact, some people will eat more because they are so stressed. Eating excess calories can result in weight gain, which can lower your self-confidence and have a negative effect on your health. If you have gained some weight, pay more careful attention to how much you are eating. Instead of snacking when you feel stressed, so something more productive, like taking a walk or writing in a journal.
Suppressed Immune System
Do you seem to get sick more often now that you?re going through a divorce? If so, the stress from the whole ordeal has likely lowered your immune system. You?re more susceptible to catching colds, flus and other viruses. There are a few things you can do to improve your immunity right now including eating a nutritious diet, taking vitamins and getting regular exercise.
If you are dealing with a lot of stress, it can create tension in the muscles in your back. You may experience back pain more frequently, which can affect your daily life. If your back pain doesn?t seem to go away, you may want to consider seeing a chiropractor.
Divorce can definitely be hard on the body. If you work with an experienced divorce attorney Collin County, Texas trusts at Scroggins Legal he or she can take care of your legal issues, giving you some relief from all of these different physical issues.
*Mark L. Scroggins is *board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Unless otherwise noted, other attorneys are not *board-certified.
**Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service, awarded to Mark Scroggins 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
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