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That said, it is possible to minimise or manage the stress involved in getting divorced. Wirral divorce solicitors Tracey Miller offer some practical strategies to bear in mind as you embark on a separation…

1. Take care of yourself – emotionally and physically

Self-care is incredibly important when you’re going through a divorce. Line up a support network, to make sure you have friends, family and loved ones around you if you need to talk. You may also want to consider therapy or counselling to help you handle your emotions. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, so its crucial to have places where you can seek sanctuary.

It’s also a good idea to take extra measures to look after yourself physically. Regular exercise can help with stress, anxiety and emotional wellbeing. Good quality sleep and a healthy, balanced diet can also help to elevate your mood.

2. Manage your expectations

There are some parts of the divorce process that you can influence. You can decide to compromise, to let go of the smaller things and to participate in constructive negotiations and discussions. However, you can’t control what the other person will do and the result of the divorce is out of your hands. You may not get everything you want, but you will be able to move on.

3. Make plans for the future

One of the most positive ways to tackle divorce is to look to the future. Rather than dwelling on negative memories or emotions, start to find ways to let go and move on. This could include not being drawn into arguments over petty things during the divorce process, simply letting the small stuff go and focusing on yourself and your future. Start to make plans, with friends, family and your children, giving yourself lots of positive, hopeful things to look forward to.

4. Get advice you can trust

You aren’t alone in the divorce process. It can be hugely reassuring to know that you have experts on your side, who will give you good advice and fight your corner. Take your time choosing a divorce solicitor and ask as many questions as you want. It’s also a good idea to seek financial advice to make sure you’re financially secure in the future, once the dust has settled.

Wirral divorce solicitor Tracey Miller Family Law are on-hand to help if you need expert legal advice and guidance during a divorce. We pledge to do all we can to make your experience as smooth and as stress-free as possible. Give us a call on 07795 060 211 if you need our help.