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How to truly recover from divorce

Everyone knows that going through divorce can be hard. In fact, it can end up being one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. However, divorce is something that people can recover from, both financially and emotionally.

The best way to move on from a divorce financially is by preparing ahead of time. That means working with a family law lawyer who can represent your needs and make sure you get what you are entitled to. It also means taking control of your finances and figuring out a new budget.

However, as we all know, the bank isn’t the only thing that can feel broken after a divorce. The divorce process is highly emotional and, for some, can cause a broken heart.

The good news is that according to a recent report from National Public Radio, there are scientifically-proven ways of recovering from heartbreak.

First, though, it’s interesting to note that the article stated a broken heart can literally cause pain. Researchers found that when test subjects looked at the photos of an ex, sections of their brains that are usually associated with physical pain lit up.

So, how does one get through the pain of a broken heart? Here are a few scientifically-backed tips from the article:

Reflecting on a breakup can help with the healing process. Talking to someone about your break up can help you move on more quickly, especially if it is someone equipped to help you work through your emotions, like a professional therapist.

Concentrate on your physical health. As we stated earlier, heartbreak can be just as physical as it is emotional. That’s why science supports keeping yourself in the best physical shape possible through diet and exercise in order to ward off negative emotions.

Know that time heals. Immediately following a breakup, people often wonder if they will ever feel happy again. The truth is that they will, in time. As the Friedrich Nietzsche quote goes, “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

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