Many people are depressed after a Scottsdale divorce, yet they don't realize it. Depression can manifest itself in a lot of different ways, but it's not always easy to pinpoint. If you are trying to "keep it together" and be strong in front of the kids, then you might not realize that some of the things you're doing are actually signs of depression. Such signs include:
- Overachieving: If you're throwing yourself into a full-time hobby or staying long hours at work, it may be a sign that you're trying to avoid feelings of depression.
- Feeling fearless: You may find yourself making risky decisions, huge career leaps, or otherwise major, thrilling changes. Part of depression is feeling helpless, so making crazy decisions may give you a false sense of control.
- Drinking more: If you notice your after-dinner glass of wine has become an after-dinner bottle, take a deep breath. Alcohol is one way that people try to self-medicate when depressed, but it only makes things worse.
- Short fuse: If you're constantly "stuffing down" your depression, you may find that you take it out on others by getting angry. Although starting a fight may be one way to vent anger, it's not the smartest way to do it - and may be a sign that you're more depressed about your Scottsdale divorce than you realize.
If any of this sounds familiar, you might be depressed. Talk to a trusted friend and your family doctor about what's happening. If you need someone to help you handle legal issues in an Arizona divorce or appeal, call one of our Scottsdale divorce lawyers today at 1-888-929-5292.