Taking Care Of Yourself

Going through a divorce or separation can be as difficult as bereavement and it is normal to go through a wide range of emotions.

It is important that you understand how your feelings can affect you and how you can manage them. You may feel angry, sad, or depressed. You may even feel in denial or shocked or in disbelief.

It is important to look after yourself as much as possible. Try to take care of yourself by:

  • Eating, sleeping, and exercising regularly
  • Trying to be mindful of your feelings
  • Accessing support from friends and family
  • Making planned changes rather than reactive ones

You may benefit from finding a counsellor or therapist who can help you come to terms with the separation and help you to manage your feelings. Our family team can refer you to accredited local therapists and/or counsellors if you feel you would benefit from this.

You can find out more information about counsellors near you here - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

If you feel that you have persistent feelings of sadness or if your day to day life is being affected, you should seek help from your GP. You can find out more information from the NHS choices site - Mental health and wellbeing.

Alongside the legal support that the family team at Myerson offer you may also benefit from separation/divorce coaching services. A separation coach can help you to create an action plan and help you to develop strategies and tools to help you cope better. Divorce and separation coaching - Maura McKibbin

Why Choose A Resolution Member

The family team at Myerson are all members of Resolution, an organisation of family law professionals across England and Wales committed to working in a non-confrontational way and putting the needs of any children first.

Resolution has members who are lawyers, barristers, financial advisers, and family therapists. All members sign up to a Code of Practice which means that we will:

  • Reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation
  • Support families to put the best interests of any children first
  • Act with honesty, integrity, and objectivity
  • Help clients understand and manage the long term financial and emotional consequences of decisions
  • Listen to and treat everyone with respect and without judgement

Members of our family team at Myerson have Resolution accredited status which means that they are recognised experts in a particular field of family law.

Nichola Bright has achieved specialist status in respect of finances and children matters and Sarah Whitelegge has achieved specialist status in respect of children matters and domestic violence.

We work with financial advisers and mediators who are members of Resolution. This means that they also respect the Code of Practice when working to resolve your issues.

How We Can Help

There are over 90,000 divorces each year according to the Office of National Statistics.

We understand that dealing with a divorce or separation is a very stressful time. Emotions can run high and the changes can be overwhelming.

The focus of Resolution’s good divorce week is to show separating couples how to manage a split in a non-confrontational and constructive manner putting the best interests of any children first.

Each day this week we will be sharing information about the process of divorce, the alternatives to court and how you can sort out the arrangements for the children, money, and the family home.

If you need to get in touch with us, then feel free to call us on 0161 941 4000 or get in touch via email.