Going through the Oklahoma divorce process is probably one of the most stressful things you will have to endure. While going through a divorce, every person experiences different emotions including anxiety, fear, grief and guilt. Those feelings can lead many people to indulge in too much food, alcohol or even relationships in an attempt to make themselves feel better.
According to experts in the field, food binging is generally caused by a range of emotions including stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness and depression. Most of those emotions are felt during the process of getting a divorce and binging temporarily makes them go away.
Binging of any kind never solves any problems and most of the time make matters worse. Learning to avoid binging during your Oklahoma divorce will help you along with any children who may be involved in your life.
Avoid Binging on Food
Some people turn to comfort foods to make themselves feel better. While comfort foods are fine in moderation, binging on food when you are not hungry can have detrimental effects on your body.
Food binging generally leads to obesity and its related health problems. Medical complications can include high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal problems, gallbladder disease and certain types of cancer.
If you are food binging, experts agree that you should find alternate ways of dealing with your feelings such as exercising and other activities that engage you. You should also avoid binging temptation by removing all junk food and unhealthy snacks from your home. It has been shown that you are much more likely to binge if your favorite foods or snacks are readily at hand.
Avoid Binging on Alcohol
Alcohol binging occurs when you excessively drink alcoholic beverages with the intention of becoming intoxicated. The drinking can last anywhere from several hours to days or weeks.
Alcohol binging can put you at an increased risk of having unplanned and unprotected sex, unplanned pregnancy and at risk for acquiring conditions such as HIV, herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases.
In addition to the above, alcohol binging can have negative effects on your body. It can cause high blood pressure and other heart related diseases, liver disease, nerve damage, gastritis and ulcers. It can also cause permanent damage to your brain.
A good method of avoiding alcohol binging is to find ways to productively channel your emotions during your Oklahoma divorce. Then you will likely avoid binging behaviors that are destructive or dangerous to yourself or to others.
Activities such as volunteering or taking up a hobby that you enjoy can help channel your energy in new directions and remove the urge to binge.
Avoid Binging on Relationships
If you move from one relationship to another during your divorce, you are relationship binging. For many men and women, these relationships allow them to connect on some level with another person and avoid some of the emotional pain of their pending divorce. This practice can have a negative effect on your health if your relationships involve sexual activity, drinking and dangerous behaviors.
It could be to your benefit to avoid new intimate relationships until after your divorce is final. You may want to consider joining groups of people who have the same interests as you or taking classes; just find some other activity that allows you to meet new people and divert your energy into enjoyable pastimes that will give you a new focus.
How to Avoid Binging
A good way to avoid binging is to develop a support network system. Enlist your family and friends, join a support group related to the type of binging that you are engaging in, or consult a therapist.
Dealing with a binging problem in addition to a divorce can be very stressful. It is important that you seek help before it gets out of hand and has a negative effect on your health, your family and on your Oklahoma divorce.
Free Consultation: Tulsa Divorce Attorney
If you are binging during your divorce, it is important that you speak with a Tulsa divorce attorney. He or she can advise you of the legal aspects of binging and may help you find a local therapist who can intervene and help you to manage the problem. Divorce of Tulsa Law Office offers free consultations on divorce matters. Call 918-924-5526 today to schedule an appointment.