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Heartbroken? Family Lawyer's Tips for Handling a Breakup

broken-heart_0.jpgHow do you handle a breakup? In a family law practice, this is a common - and necessary - topic. Family law lawyers handle your emotions just as must as your legal matters. These are inextricable when a family - of any makeup, young or old, children or no children, first marriage or one of many - breaks down. While we are not mental health professionals, we can give you anecdotal advice and tips. Any lawyer who tells you otherwise does not have your best interests - personal and legal - in mind. In addition to consulting with a mental health professional, you should consider the following.

We polled our fellow family law attorneys, friends, family, clients and court officials, and here is what they had to say:

Talk to friends

Talk to family

Prayer

Think about it as getting through one hour, then one day, then one week, etc.

That is, take things day by day

Join a club

See a therapist

Join a support group

Go out and do something fun

Allow yourself time to grieve, but do not dwell on the loss

Give yourself some "me time" - it is OK to spoil yourself at this time

Go out and be social, but do not find a "hook up" or a "rebound relationship"

Have fun, but do not make major mistakes like heavy drinking or jeopardizing your health

Read a book

Volunteer

Create artwork

Go to a museum

Take long walks

Meditate

Reconnect with friends you may have "ditched" for the relationship

Get your financial affairs in order

And, as always, consult with a lawyer about any legal ramifications of your breakup. Care to chat? Call Pinnacle Family Law anytime for a complimentary consultation. (248) 305-6484. Offices statewide.

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