Divorce linked to physical pain

Divorce | 27 Sep 2016 1

People going through divorce can suffer physical aches, pains and skin conditions, a marital therapist has claimed.

Therapist Charlotte Friedman is a former family law barrister who left the Bar to found the Divorce Support Group, which provides a range of therapies to people ending their marriages.

She said that “nearly all” her clients suffer from depression or low moods, along with disrupted sleeping patterns and stress. But for some it is more serious still.

“Around 60 per cent of people also suffer physical symptoms, which might include migraine, eczema or back trouble”.

She attributes the discomfort to stress-related tension in the person’s muscles. Even if the marriage coming to an end was an unhappy one, symptoms may still occur, Friedman notes.

“The marriage may have been unhappy, but it’s still a loss you have to deal with.”

The blog team at Stowe is a group of writers who share their advice on the wellbeing and emotional aspects of divorce or separation from personal experience. Guest contributors also regularly contribute to share their knowledge.

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  1. Stitchedup says:

    Legal fees can certainly make your eyes water and I experienced an excruciating pain in the groin area when the judge allowed my home to be sold at a fraction of market value.

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