Managing Life After Divorce 

 February 1, 2018

Life after a divorce is going to be much different than what you knew it to be before you decided to get divorced. If you are struggling with the idea of managing your own life after a divorce you should know that there are things that you can and should do to make your life easier. If you are in an unhappy marriage you would think that getting divorced would make you a happier person, but that may not always be the case. This is a big change that you are going through and life after it is all said and done can be a bit overwhelming.

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How Did I Get Here?

It is common to have a bit of guilt and second thoughts after a divorce. My Family law attorney warned me of the shock that was going to set in once the divorce was final. She suggested that I visit with a counselor throughout the process so I would have someone to go to when the divorce was finalized that understood what I had been going through. I liked this piece of advice.

Because you have an attorney throughout the process you may not realize that counseling is something that can be of great help. Attorneys are trained in law, but they are not trained in feelings. While they may be great at helping you work through the emotions involved in your divorce, they are prepared to really dig into what is happening in your head. A counselor, however, is prepared to help you understand what it is that you need to hear.

What’s Next

One of the worst things that you can do following a divorce is sit inside of your home. Sulking inside of your home is not going to do anything good for you. It is always suggested that following a divorce that you lean on the friends that surround you. We aren’t suggesting that you pick up a crazy night life, we are however suggesting that you go to dinner with a friend and have someone who you can text when you need to talk to someone about your situation.

Friends are a great way to slowly make your way back into a life without a spouse. If you can rely on your friends to help you wade through your emotions after a divorce, you will be thankful. Friends can help you determine what you need to do in order to find yourself again. You do not want to get caught in a place where you are trying to become a new person after your divorce. You want to simply be happy again without trying to make a new life.

Divorce is difficult and it is normal to struggle after the process, one way or another. Some people are going to be better off than others, depending on each person’s individual situation. Find a counselor who understand what is happening inside of your head and slowly start to find yourself in a world where you feel lost.


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