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Learn how a journal can help you during a divorce

Going through a divorce, you might have more thoughts going through your mind than you can handle. One way to help you to work through these thoughts is to start journaling.

A journal is a private place for you to organize your thoughts. Where you keep your journal is up to you. You might choose to keep it on paper in a notebook, or you can journal online in a digital format. In either case, you need to make sure that you are taking steps to secure it from prying eyes.

The things you include in your journal are up to you. One thing to consider jotting down is how certain aspects of the divorce impact you and your children. If you see a pattern of your children being upset when something specific happens, make a note of this in the journal.

You can write down things that upset you and things about which you need to make decisions. You might decide that you are going to make notes about the pros and cons of specific decisions.

When you journal is up to you. Some people like to journal at night so that they can go to bed with a clear head. Others like to start the day by writing the day's goals down in their journals. You might even find that both times work out for you.

There is another reason why you might decide to journal. This is a good place to keep a running account of matters related to the divorce and child custody. This record of events could prove helpful in court.

Source: Our Family Wizard, "Journaling After Divorce: Benefits for Yourself and Your Kids," accessed Sep. 07, 2017

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