Your divorce is a major life change for you. Most people can’t compartmentalize things like that, so the split will likely impact your career. This might not go over well with your boss or co-workers. While they’ll probably understand that there are some effects that you can’t help, they’ll almost certainly expect that you’ll mitigate the way the divorce affects you at work.

One option that you have is to throw yourself into your work so that you can focus on that instead of the divorce. You’ll still have to handle the divorce matters but this can happen outside of the workplace. This might be a good time to renew your commitment to your company. Consider taking on new job duties and doing things to bolster your career.

Remember that you deserve time to yourself too. Using the time you have off work to relax is important because it gives you a chance to think about the direction of your personal life. As you plan things, you many find that you feel more at peace, which can help you keep your stress level down at home and work.

It’s usually best to be upfront about the divorce with people who may need to know in your company. For example, you might need to talk to your boss about it, especially if you’re going to have to take off work to deal with the divorce.

You might also be able to reduce the impact the end of your marriage has on your job by working closely with your attorney. They can handle the legal matters and protect your interests while you focus on bettering your life.