Managing Mental Wellness During Times of Family Crisis

Maliha Uddin

June 1, 2022

Enduring conflict and tension within your family is never easy. Whether you are dealing with a divorce, or a complex matter concerning parental rights, parenting time, and decision-making, you are bound to feel drained and anxious during this time of unease. You are putting resources such as time and money to try and resolve the issues, but your mental well-being may also be drained. Often, mental well-being is pushed to the side, but don’t worry! We are here to help. 

Whether you are the Applicant in a case of parental rights, or a Respondent in a case of divorce, we at AP Lawyers understand that you have a difficult road ahead. However, there are a few ways that you can help yourself and your loved ones to ensure that your mental well-being is taken care of along the way. 

We know that it is not always possible to remain on amicable terms with a spouse or loved one during a family law matter, but there are still ways to ensure that important relationships can thrive through the tension brought upon by a conflict. 

For cases involving children, parents, as well as our team at AP Lawyers are fighting for what is best for our clients and the children’s well-being. However, along the way, said child may be feeling abandoned, neglected, or isolated because of the time and effort being poured into the case. It is important that kids not only know that their happiness and success are being fought for, but that they feel it as well. 

This means that quality time is absolutely necessary, and there are many easy and cost-effective ways to ensure that you and your kids are bonding and maintaining strong relationships during these difficult times. 

Now that summer is upon us, a perfect way to not only connect but also to get some relief from the summer heat is to visit a local splash pad or water park. Soak up some vitamin D, cool off, and spend time laughing and running in the water.

These few hours spent will not only be of great fun to the children but for you as well. Spending quality time as a family allows for some separation from the stress of the case, and for some much-needed quality bonding time. 

If you have older children that may have outgrown their days in the sun, don’t worry! Grab a coffee and have a chat with your teen at the local cafe. This opens the door to some healthy communication so that your teen may voice concerns or anxieties about what’s going on. Remember we are fighting to find a solution for you and your family, and it is important that kids, especially older ones also feel heard during these conflicts, and this may be the opportunity for a much-needed catch-up. 

At the end of the day, we understand that dealing with Family Law cases can be stressful and difficult for all parties involved. However, we also understand that taking care of your mental-wellbeing during these cases is extremely important to ensure that, once we have found the best solutions for your situation, you can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel – meaning that you have not burned out in the process. 

So, cherish those special relationships in your life, create memories, and spend quality time when you can. We are here to find solutions to your problems and to make your family life better, and you be sure to protect your mental wellbeing along the way. 

If you need any help with family law matters, contact AP Family Lawyers in Toronto, Pickering, Markham, and Scarborough. You can call us at (905) 492-7662 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a consultation.