On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in divorce on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
With darker, colder weather, some people experience depression or feel a loss of energy. For those who are splitting up with their spouse, or anticipating a divorce, seasonal affective disorder can make the end of marriage more challenging. If you suffer from this condition, however, you should not give up. It is essential for you to do what you can to work towards an outcome that will protect your interests and account for the best interests of your children, if you have kids. Not only is it possible to successfully work through the divorce process with SAD, but people who understand the challenges associated with SAD and do their best to prevent this disorder from interfering with their divorce may benefit from a more favorable end result.
If you have a hard time talking with your spouse, or discussing divorce with your children, the winter months might be even tougher if you have seasonal affective disorder and have found yourself in the middle of a divorce. That said, there are small steps that can be taken which may benefit you tremendously. If possible, it could help to do what you can to maintain your emotions and recognize the impact SAD has on you. Moreover, by assessing your options and having a good understanding of what to expect from your divorce, you may be able to brace yourself for court decisions and the different ways your life may change.
There are many reasons why divorce can generate stress, but it can also lead to fresh starts and an improved quality of life. Our divorce page is a resource that offers additional family law information.