How you talk to your kids about divorce can make all the difference. Sometimes, especially with younger children, you don’t even need to use the word “divorce.” A brief and simple explanation of what changes might be happening is a great start.
Stress can be very overwhelming at times, especially when going through a divorce. So, what are you doing to manage your stress levels? While feeling stressed is a somewhat involuntary reaction to everything going on around us, there are definitely things we can do to reduce those feelings, if not eliminate them entirely.
Learn how you can be stress-free by applying these stress management techniques from our guest bloggers to your daily routine.
Given that approximately 50% of US marriages will end in divorce, it is likely that you will encounter a divorcing friend more than a few times in your life.
Many times, knowing what to do or say is uncomfortable and tricky. Sometimes the old, “I’m so sorry to hear that,” just doesn’t feel like enough. So what is the best thing to say or NOT say? There are a few “rules of thumb.”
There are a lot of things that will go on at your first visit to your divorce attorney, much of which involves a whole slew of questions and answers.
Your attorney will attempt to gain as much information as possible, from which she/he can get a “big picture” look at your individual situation before making a preliminary assessment and making recommendations. One of the areas you’ll be questioned about is your finances, and while it’s up to the attorney to find and gather all relevant information, it’s not a bad idea to bring whatever paperwork you can to that first visit.
A divorce can be debilitating, not only emotionally but also financially. In the aftermath of this life transition, re-establishing financial well-being will give you peace of mind. This begins by taking the time today to rebuild for tomorrow, with these five tips:
Ways to rebuild your self confidence after divorce are imperative for survival. Separation or divorce can take its toll on our self-esteem. Even if you initiated the divorce you can experience tremendous emotional turmoil along with guilt, anxiety and insecurity. Those who were caught off guard or did not choose the break-up can come away feeling psychologically battered, confused and questioning their own worth.
Adjusting to a new financial life during and after a divorce can be a learning curve for some women. We contacted several experts for the best financial advice available for women. Here are six tips to help you get started on the road to financial freedom.
Many women have to return to work after going through a divorce. This can be a very scary transition for some especially if it has been a while since working. The field that you once thrived in may have experienced a lot of change. Or maybe you would like to start something entirely new. Perhaps, the best route may be online education before re-entering the workforce. For example, enrolling in an online MBA program would be a great way to get a foot in the door with a business, while allowing the convenience to still being home and taking care of the household.
The one constant in life is change. A change may be sudden or it may be something that you have been expecting. It can be a happy, exciting event or it can be a scary family or health emergency. Either way, it’s stressful. Your body will react to all stress in the same way.
There are some important self-care basics that you need to keep in mind to help reduce your stress and handle whatever changes life throws at you.
A divorce is not just an emotionally draining event. It is a challenging process since the changes it brings to your family continue to affect it for years.
After the last papers have been signed it may seem that you all need a vacation but this can also be wrought with difficulties due to the aforementioned changes.