How to handle a divorce without breaking down at work

On Behalf of | Jun 24, 2020 | Divorce, High-asset Divorce |

Ohio residents going through a divorce are almost inevitably feeling emotions that seem beyond their control. It is understandable to feel overwhelmed by a divorce. According to some studies, the only thing more stressful than going through a divorce is coping with the death of a loved one. While therapy can be good to help people get back on their feet, there are things that people can do by themselves that can point them in the right direction as well, both at home and at work.

First, individuals should maintain boundaries between work and their social life when going through a divorce. It is important to keep a life and a support system outside of work, rather than becoming a workaholic or relying too much on coworkers for support. While it is okay to confide in a couple close coworkers about some details of the divorce, work is not the place to share all the dirty details.

At the same time, it could be a good thing to clue a boss or supervisor in on what is going on at home – to an extent. If someone is struggling so much that he or she feels incapable of handling a difficult task or stressful deadline, it is better to let someone know ahead of time. Telling a boss about a divorce for the first time only after failing at a task is less likely to garner sympathy.

Inevitably, there will be some people at work and/or at home who give unwanted advice on how to deal with a divorce. No one should feel obligated to listen to advice that does not work for them. When it comes to the legalities of a divorce, such as the division of marital assets, it is best to follow the guidance of a professional, like a family law attorney.