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Are You Experiencing Any of These Physical Symptoms of Divorce?

Posted on: June 25, 2018

Are You Experiencing Any of These Physical Symptoms of Divorce?

There are many changes that come along with any divorce, no matter how difficult or simple it may seem from the outside. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP we provide the tough, compassionate, and experienced divorce services you need but we also stress that you may need assistance with the stress and physical symptoms a divorce often has on people.

Read on to learn more about these physical symptoms of divorce and then reach out to us at 909-482-1422 for a divorce consultation. We cannot help prevent the physical symptoms but we can help you with the legal aspects of your case.


This is one of the most common physical symptoms of divorce, and it is no surprise since it is also one of the most common physical symptoms of any type of stressful situation. Being stressed results in higher cortisol levels, which makes it much harder to fall asleep. Though it may not be uncommon, that does not mean that you should just ignore it. Not getting enough sleep can affect your entire life. If it lasts longer than a week then we recommend contacting your doctor for solutions.

Your immune system can be affected

If you get divorced and find that you are sick a lot more than you used to be, this is not your imagination. Stress can have a big impact on your immune system. You could end up getting colds more frequently and there are even studies showing that people who have divorced have a slightly higher chance of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Don’t let this alarm you – just make sure that you are taking care of yourself and seeing a doctor regularly.

You may feel sick to your stomach

Yet another side effect of stress, having an upset stomach can be a way of life during and after a divorce. If you feel as though you constantly have a knot in your stomach or you feel nauseous regularly, then the divorce may be causing it. If it becomes painful or continues for weeks at a time then you should contact your doctor to see what can be done.

It’s common to have back problems

Having a lot of stress in the body often leads to holding tension in the muscles. This can cause large muscle groups to ache – especially those in your back. One option is to get regular massages. Others may choose to see a chiropractor. If you are worried that it is more than just stress and may be a long-term issue then contact your doctor.

We can help with the legal end of divorce

At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP we do not have medical degrees and cannot diagnose any health or physical symptoms of your divorce. What we can do is to work to reduce your stress. No matter what the complications are, whether it’s an issue with child custody or child support, or you and your ex can’t agree on custody, we are here to help. Contact us now at 909-482-1422 to get started.

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas
Kendall & Gkikas LLP
143 N. Harvard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Claremont, CA, 91711 USA