How to maintain work performance during a divorce

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2020 | Divorce

Indiana employees who are going through a divorce may find that the stress of the breakup is impacting their performance at work. While it is completely understandable that divorce can distract someone from the task at hand due to the extreme stress that it causes, it still may not keep the worker in the good graces of their boss.

Ony may want to consider having a conversation with their boss to explain the situation. The amount of detail that is shared depends on the closeness of the relationship with the supervisor, but it is at least worth it to inform the boss of what is occurring. At least, if the employee’s performance suffers, the boss may have some context for the decline in the performance.

At the same time, one should be careful about what they share with their coworkers in the office. While someone may need the support, they should also be aware of the office rumor mill and the gossip of the workplace. While one may have the urge to distract themselves by focusing on their work, it is also important not to become a workaholic during this time. Making one’s self feel better by building a work addiction masks the underlying problem that needs to be addressed. There is no way around the fact that self-care and healing with lessen some of the wounds.

One way to alleviate some of the stress associated with the divorce is to hire a divorce attorney. The details of the actual split can be consuming, especially when the divorce is contested. The attorney could at least free up their client’s mind to worry about other things such as healing and adjusting to the new circumstances. This would at least free up the bandwidth to continue performing at a reasonable level at work.

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