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Divorce is hard. If you are already struggling with addiction, trauma, or your mental health, the addition of a divorce can feel overwhelming and incredibly stressful. It can feel as if you are unable to control situations or your emotions. Emotional events can cause strong mental reactions in anyone. However, learning to acknowledge your feelings and then work through them is the key to success. If you face the intense emotions that come with a divorce or relationship conflict, here are a few tools to help you cope with the situation. 


  1. Keep a Journal


Keeping a journal can help you to acknowledge your feelings. Often when faced with stressful and traumatic events, we naturally want to push those feelings down. It can be a painful process to acknowledge all of our intense feelings. Journaling can help you express the emotions that you may be struggling to share with others. 


  1. Join a Support Group


Support groups are an incredible way to make connections with others experiencing similar situations. You may find it easier to open up to others who have gone through what you are going through. Joining a support group is a great way to build connections and develop a sense of community. 


  1. Get Back to What You Love


Spend some time thinking about all the different things that you enjoy doing. There are probably many activities that you enjoy but have not done in a while — do those things. Take a few days and simply enjoy your life. Take that hike you have wanted to do for months. Get in the car and drive to your favorite places. Call those friends who you have not talked to in a long time. 


Conflicts in relationships can be extremely tough to work through. If you already struggle with addiction, trauma, and mental health issues, additional conflict can feel scary and overwhelming. Remember that it is vital to acknowledge your feelings. Some may benefit from activities such as journaling, while others may enjoy things such as support groups. Try to take some time and figure out what your mind and body need. Here at The Guest House, we are a group of professionals with experience helping people just like you learn to work through these traumatic and often stressful events. Call us today to learn more about how we can support you at (855) 483-7800.