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Don't let the end of your marriage be the end of your career

For most people divorce is undoubtedly stressful. It can be hard on you as well as your children. But most people may not realize it can also be hard on your career.

Divorce is a stressor and that stress can seep into your workplace. It's important to keep your divorce separate from your work. That means keeping divorce talk to a minimum with co-workers to avoid making them uncomfortable. That also means doing divorce-related tasks at home and not during work hours. This will help you keep attention on your work and help you stay employed.

Another good idea is to avoid office romances. Although you may feel excited to date again, keep it out of the workplace. Office romances can lead to complications that can wreak havoc on your job.

Along the same lines of not using your best judgment, try to make sure you don’t overspend. Some divorcees stop caring about their money and try to spend a lot of it so their spouse can’t get his or her hands on it. Doing so can derail your financial future.

Finally, do yourself a favor and take care of yourself. It’s easier said than done when you are very stressed, but coming to work looking disheveled and unprofessional may hurt your career. Take the time to bath, eat property, and exercise. It’s also very important that you get enough sleep so you can concentrate on your work.

In the end, divorce is a means to an end, and that end is happiness. Do your best to navigate the stresses of divorce in such a way that you come out on top in the end.

Source: NJ.com, “Divorce can be a career limiting event if you aren’t careful,” Lee E Miller,“ June 15, 2014

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