Resilience - A Work in Progress
Resilience is not something we have or don’t. Resilience is something we can build – at any age. This New York Times article focuses on practical tips for building resilience in middle age.
“Scientists who study stress and resilience say it’s important to think of resilience as an emotional muscle that can be strengthened at any time. While it’s useful to build up resilience before a big or small crisis hits, there still are active steps you can take during and after a crisis to speed your emotional recovery….
- Practice Optimism
- Rewrite Your Story
- Don’t Personalize It
- Remember Your Comebacks
- Support Others
- Take Stress Breaks
- Go Out of Your Comfort Zone”
Relationships – whether intact, separated, or divorced – call for and test our resilience when navigating life’s challenges, disagreements, and the reshaping of families and parenting roles.
We and our relationships are works in progress. Fortunately, resilience is too.
When the going gets tough in divorce, custody, and other contested family matters, taking time to care for yourself helps build resilience.
Since 2002, Lindsay Parvis has represented clients in Maryland custody, divorce, and marital matters. She negotiates, litigates, and advocates for the best interests of her clients, whether in contested litigation, uncontested settlement, or premarital and other agreements. Her clients are not only spouses and parents, but also children whose interests she is appointed by the court to represent in contested custody litigation. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke and University of Baltimore School of Law. Lindsay strives to improve Maryland law in the General Assembly, volunteering her time to monitor, advocate, and educate about legislative developments in family law. You can follow her on Linked In, Facebook, and LindsayParvis.com and subscribe to her Newsletter for discussion, news, and developments in Maryland family law.