Any divorce attorney will agree that getting divorced is stressful, even in the best of cases.

In the worst situations, divorce lawyers see some clients going through extreme levels of stress, sometimes to the point where their mental health is affected.

These types of responses are natural, but they are also destructive, both to the individual and to the entire divorce process.

Fortunately, there are divorce law firms that understand how as well as why this happens and how critical it is to get the frustration and fear under control to reach the best outcome.

When Divorce Raises Our Flight or Fight Response

When divorces turn emotional, many divorce attorneys see their clients entering what is called the flight or fight mode of emotional response.

This can happen in situations that feel threatening to a person, such as going through a divorce where the client must face highly emotional truths that will come to light during the process.

Divorce lawyers find that spouses who have been victims of abuse, cheating, and other extremely damaging situations frequently revert to this flight or fight response as their natural way to escape the pain that rises up in them again.

High Emotions Work Against Making Good Decisions

Although flight or fight responses are natural methods for preserving our mental health, they also work against good decision-making, which is essential for successfully getting through a divorce.

This is where working with the right divorce law firm can really make a difference.

Divorce attorneys who recognize these patterns and the fact that clients going through emotional divorces need to pause and tend to their mental health are critical to the process.

Seeking mental health support at these times is important for stopping the flight or fight response and bringing things back under control so that calm decision-making is possible once again.

Are You Being Chased By The Bear of Emotional Stress?

In this short video, Board-Certified Divorce Lawyer Greg Housewirth discusses how destructive running from the bear of emotional stress can be to a client’s divorce process and what should be done to regain control of the situation.

A Divorce Attorney Can Help Calm the Flight or Fight Response

No divorce is ever easy, but some can be more stressful and emotional than others.

When clients end up in a situation where their flight or fight response has kicked in, the right divorce law firm can make a big difference for them.

When researching divorce attorneys, it is essential to choose one who recognizes the emotional stress that can arise in some divorce situations and that a spouse must take care of his or her mental health throughout the process to prevent it from driving them crazy.

Caring and compassionate divorce lawyers who can lend emotional support and recognize when their clients need it are critical to the whole divorce process in order to reach a favorable outcome where decisions are well-thought, not based on fear.

Schreier & Housewirth Family Law

1800 West Bowie Street, Suite 200-E
Fort Worth TX 76110



Gregory L. Housewirth is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist practicing in Fort Worth Texas. With 30 years of family law experience, Mr. Housewirth has represented hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, CPS, modification, and grandparent cases. In addition, Mr. Housewirth is a qualified family law mediator and a member of Collaborative Law Texas, a practice group dedicated to promoting collaborative divorce in Texas.


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