People going through a divorce in Texas may be feeling overwhelmed by the process. It can be tough to decide things like whether one spouse will get to keep a community property home and how to split child custody. On top of all that, most people going through a divorce need to work full-time, which can be especially difficult when dealing with the other complications of a separation.

If a person feels comfortable doing so, it may be good to clue a supervisor in on what is going on at home (but without any of the dirtier details). Letting a superior know that someone is not going to be on his or her “A” game is a first step to a possible discussion of slightly modified work responsibilities, if necessary, such as giving a high-pressure assignment to a coworker.

Another way to avoid breaking down at work is to keep active outside of work. Individuals should not be relying on their coworkers for their support systems or using work as a place to get advice. By maintaining an active social life, people will be in a better place to process their emotions, as opposed to those who camp out at their work desks as a means of pushing the divorce out of mind.

Ultimately, it is healthiest if a person can forgive his or her ex for any perceived wrongs that were committed during the relationship. However, no one is expected to reach this step on day one, and people going through a divorce should feel entitled to ignore any unwanted advice from others. One person whose suggestions should be listened to when going through a divorce is a family law attorney, who can help clients with property and child custody issues, among other things.