RE: Divorce scares me but I need to get one. How do I deal with the stress?
The stress of a divorce is often much less than you think and it can certainly be much less than living the rest of your life in an unhappy or possibly unsafe marital situation. In some cases, divorce can actually be the stepping stone to a much happier life.
The key thing to remember if you move forward with a divorce is to make sure you have a strong support network. Do what you can to make sure your work situation is stable, you have friends to talk to and you take care of your basics like eating, exercise, etc. Know that it will be stressful at times and “embrace the suck”, but keep in mind, that it is only temporary.
Talk to a good divorce attorney as well. Know your rights going into the process. I found some extremely helpful information about my divorce on my divorce attorney’s site.
I hope this helps.