Divorce is the storm that creeps in, and blows your life into a thousand pieces. But there is a blessing here, you still have your life. Your heart may be broken; and your life is turned upside down. But start counting your blessings one by one, surround yourself with people you love to spend time with. Stop the pity party; if you don’t wake up, life will pass you by. You have to STAND up, and get back into the game of life.
When you’re barreling through a divorce, life can get hectic as your world completely changes. You need to find anchors that ground you and support you as you make your way through the long journey of divorce.
We asked divorce experts to share their thoughts on what women can do to keep their heads on straight through a divorce. They’ve offered up some really helpful advice – check out the tips below:
Life as a divorced mom can be complex and challenging, but you can make it easier by mastering the art of powerful communication. As a divorced woman you will need to learn to hold your own in a variety of difficult conversations whether they are custody hearings, negotiating with your employer, dealing with a difficult ex, parenting your children alone, or even being in a new romantic relationship.
Imagining life post-divorce is intimidating. The worry of the unknown can place a large amount of stress and fear in our hearts. The biggest worry for divorced Mothers is their children. How will they react to the divorce? Will they take sides? And eventually, how will they react to my dating again?
How do you continue living with divorce and children? Our expert guest blogger shares her advice with us about moving on as a new family unit.
Have you, like most people, been convinced that your happiness is dependent upon the presence of someone “special” in your life? This belief is predicated on the notion that your happiness is the responsibility of the people in and the circumstances of your life. Happiness is not an event, it’s an “inside job” that requires you to have a healthy, grounded relationship with yourself.
Is it ever right to divorce? Of course, divorce should be avoided whenever possible. It’s not a solution to marital problems. Just an escape hatch. If you don’t master the art of fair fighting, communication skills, empathy and compassion for the needs of your partner, divorce is not likely to be of value in your life.