by Bill DouglasI know the stress I felt in the beginning and the stress that lingers is the end product of an unwanted separation and divorce. Knowing the emotional and physical effects it had/has on me I am not surprised to see Bill's list of The Top Ten Most Stressful Events. Divorce and separation are # 2 and 3 just under the death of a spouse. I call it "like a death but with intent".
Bill gives 7 pointers to deal with anxiety. The first....
Ignoring it is not an option- Initially, that is all I did. Ignore my new responsibilities. I even went so far as giving my "walk away husband" the job of continuing to handle my bank account and pay my bills for me. Yes I was still trusting him. Not a good thing!!!!
I ignored my bills, my mail, the fact that I needed an attorney and the list goes on. Lucky I did finally hire an attorney and she put me on the proper path, after looking at me like I was crazy:-)
I still ignore some things but I am doing much better.
So if you are in my boat. Stop ignoring. I have found the longer we ignore the more difficult things become.