Can divorce literally make you sick?

Can divorce literally make you sick?
Hmmmm…I think so. I think divorce can make you sick, literally. It depends on how a person handles or mishandles their stress. Stress is definitely a killer and divorce is very stressful. It is right up there with the top five most stressful events in a person’s life. All sorts of illnesses can come from that: cancer, diabetes, hypertension, mental illness, skin diseases, anxiety, panic disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, and more.
What is the solution? How can you avoid these ailments? Jeeze. I don’t know. If I had to guess at something, I would say, just don’t mismanage your stress. Life is not a perennial picnic. Shit happens. Sorry to curse. But it does. And each person is responsible for handling the challenges that come at them. And sure, it’s hard. It is very hard. And some people are stronger than others. They can withstand a lot more stress. They can laugh things off. They can move on without losing their marbles. Other people are not so resilient. They take things on and they can’t begin to figure out how to not let stress get the better of them. The succumb to stress. And then, there are others in the middle.
There is no one size fits all solution to handling divorce stress. But I can tell you this: it’s probably not worth getting sick over. Cause you can always replace the spouse. But a lot of times, you can’t replace your health. So, I don’t know what the solution is to tell you if this affects you, other than, to fight for your health. It is way more important than your divorce. I hate to sound trite, but just don’t allow yourself to get sick. It’s a personal choice really and only you can do it for yourself. Just make a decision that you will not succumb to this thing.
And, I mean, I don’t want to get all preachy and all because I am just learning for myself how to deal with life and the ups and downs and the issues and crisis and all the evil people who try to take you down. So, really, maybe I am not the one to write this post. But I was watching Oprah today for a brief blip and I saw Maya Angelou and she was talking about how to handle problems and she referenced a verse from the Bible (I know I sound like a real zealot with all my talks of the Bible and prayer lately and I don’t apologize, even though the last thing I am is a zealot, but my brief sojourn in Texas was eventful in a number of ways and led me to being more prayerful) and it talks about how even when there are principalities and powers working against you, still, you hold your ground. You do not crumble up. You don’t allow yourself to succumb to the negativity and evil – especially that which comes from your divorce.
So, the solution lies in there somewhere. Not getting sick from divorce is a function of how you choose to handle things and the decision you make for yourself that no matter what you will come out of this thing in good health, fresh as a daisy, with a big smile and a light heart.
Easy? Heck no. But you gotta do what you gotta do. So just do it.