If you find yourself going into a flat spin every time you need to visit a solicitor or attend court or see your mediator, it’s worth getting to grips with a couple of practical coping mechanisms.
Of course, if you really are struggling, it might be worth making an appointment to see your doctor to explain how you’re feeling and they may advise you to take occasional medication as and when you feel under attack.
However, you might be able to learn a few tricks to keep your mind occupied during difficult periods and that way you’ll not let the unsettling thoughts creep in.
Try moving up through the alphabet going from A to Z on whatever topic you feel like playing with, try holiday destinations, or recipes for example. When you get to the end, if you still have time to kill, pick another topic and start again. You’ll be surprised how effective this simple exercise is at keeping the demons at bay.