Divorce can be frustrating and devastating. It can also be an opportunity to make positive changes in your life.
Life after divorce gives you a chance to reinvent yourself as you start again.
Whether you are dealing with feelings of anger, sadness or regret, professional counseling or therapy can help you to work through those feelings so that you can begin to move forward. It is normal to feel stuck or experience extreme emotions when your life changes in such a big way. Learning coping strategies may help.
Pursue something new
If you are co-parenting children, you will have days that your children are not with you because they are with their co-parent. Use this new free time to pursue something you may have put off before. Take a class or start a new hobby. Find something that you can do for yourself.
Create new routines
No longer having a spouse in your space means you have the freedom to create new routines and habits for yourself. You no longer have to make decisions or schedules based on the needs and preferences of your ex.
Form new connections
You may lose friends after divorce as your shared friends choose sides. Look for ways to connect with others who share your interests. Volunteer somewhere, join a club or find a fun recreational activity. If you do not feel ready to meet new people on your own, reach out to friends and loved ones to try something new together.
As a newly single person, you can make the meals you want to eat, sleep when you want to sleep and do what you want to do with your time. Use the opportunity to practice self-care and do the things that make you happy. Find the new you.