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When a tough divorce leads to PTSD-like symptoms

On Behalf of | Dec 14, 2019 | Family Law |

Bringing a marriage to an end can be incredibly tough in some cases, and the impact can be significant in terms of one’s financial well-being. However, many other aspects of someone’s life can be turned on end when a marriage comes to a close. For example, someone may suffer tremendously from an emotional angle. Sometimes, these difficulties may take the form of temporary depression or anxiety. In other cases, the emotional impact may be much more severe, and it may even bring symptoms that resemble post-traumatic stress disorder.

When someone struggles with PTSD-like symptoms during their divorce, the process can be far more challenging. In fact, these symptoms may even prevent them from protecting their rights and pursuing an outcome in their best interests. They may not have the time, energy or emotional capacity to deal with divorce-related topics. This is also true for those who have already completed their divorce and are facing post-divorce legal stressors (brought on by custody matters, child support payments and so on).

Moreover, those who already have post-traumatic stress disorder or struggle with mental challenges as a result of past trauma (completely unrelated to divorce) may be more likely to experience these difficulties when their marriage ends. If you are having a very hard time with the emotional impact of family law, please review the unique facets of your case and strive for a positive outcome. We realize that this is often easier said than done, but there may be a lot at stake, from finances to emotional stability and the well-being of children.