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How to keep divorce from hurting job performance

| Jun 18, 2020 | divorce

Maryland spouses who are going through a divorce need to keep living their life while the divorce is in process. For most people, this means waking up each day and going to work. It is not always easy to maintain job performance while the divorce is happening. A person needs to either keep doing their job well or alert their supervisor as to why they may not be performing as well at work as in the past.

Communication is key when dealing with the ramifications of a divorce at work. Without knowing what is happening, a boss may give a negative performance review if they see slipping job performance. Worse, the employee’s job may be in danger. No matter how hard it is, talking to the supervisor might give them some insight into their subordinate’s job performance. The boss could even offer the support of management.

Of course, the best way to handle employment during divorce is to perform at the same level as before if possible. This is facilitated if the person is able to take on an attitude of forgiveness and forward progress as opposed to being consumed by depression and hostility. When this happens, individuals are able to go on with the rest of their lives. This may involve getting professional help or talking to friends and family to get the right perspective.

One way that divorce distracts people at work is if the process is hostile or time-consuming. Then, people end up too close to the details of the divorce, and it impacts their life elsewhere. They may be able to avoid this by hiring a divorce attorney to handle the details and negotiations. The attorney might give their client some peace of mind by assisting with a divorce strategy and carrying out negotiations with the other spouse.