When you're going through a divorce, your self-esteem can be at an all-time low. Stress and strong emotions can cause you to eat and sleep poorly, unintentionally lose or gain weight, and generally lack the energy and motivation to pay attention to personal grooming. "I feel terrible, so I might as well look terrible," you think. Your ex isn't around to complain about how you look in that red sweatsuit, and your kid is going to love you whether you wash your hair today, so what's the big deal?
There's absolutely nothing wrong with spending a lazy Saturday in your PJs from time to time, and there's no earthly reason why a woman should have to wear makeup or spend an hour styling her hair to go grocery shopping. The problem arises when chronic self-neglect starts to cost you
Whether it's human nature or societal conditioning, people