Divorce, depression and severe weight loss

On Behalf of | Nov 30, 2020 | Divorce |

The impact of divorce varies from one person to the next and if you recently brought your marriage to an end or are currently preparing for divorce, it is crucial to understand the hurdles that could lie ahead and prepare yourself. Aside from legal preparation and carefully evaluating financial concerns or custody issues (if you have kids), it is vital to think about your emotions. Sometimes, people experience depression, which can lead to a number of repercussions in life, such as significant weight loss.

By planning ahead and having a clear understanding of the legal strategies that can make divorce (and life afterward) easier, you could reduce the emotional impact of divorce and battle negative feelings such as depression and stress.

How does divorce cause some people to lose too much weight?

According to information published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, getting a divorce can have a significant impact on emotional well-being. People sometimes lose a significant amount of weight because their marriage ended, whether they have low self-esteem because they falsely believe that their weight played a role in the failure of their marriage or they are simply too depressed to eat. Moreover, some people even face financial hardships as a result of divorce and have difficulty buying food.

How can you address the emotional side of divorce?

Preparation plays a key role in safeguarding your financial, emotional and even physical well-being. Extreme weight loss can lead to a number of adverse health consequences and it is important to ensure that you eat properly, get enough sleep and exercise during and after the divorce process.

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