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Rebuild your life following divorce with these steps

| Feb 13, 2019 | Divorce |

Going into your divorce, you need to have a plan for how you’re going to rebuild your life — financially, physically and emotionally — once the divorce is done.

Here are some tips for regaining your emotional footing once the divorce is over:

1. Start figuring out what makes you happy.

You may have gotten so used to doing things as a couple that you aren’t sure how to enjoy yourself while you’re alone. Or, if the marriage was particularly difficult, you may have spent so long stifling your own interests that you’ve forgotten what you enjoy doing. Start experimenting with hobbies. Spend some time thinking about what you really enjoy and challenge yourself to do one new thing every week until you reawaken your passion and zest for life.

2. Find a new circle of friends.

A lot of divorced people find that their social circle isn’t as supportive as they need it to be — especially if they had a lot of couple friends. You may not really even feel like hanging out with some of the same people that you did when you were married. Start looking up old friends and meeting new ones. Introduce yourself to strangers when you go out — or seek out a support group.

3. Let yourself grieve and heal.

Get a journal and write out your feelings. Find a therapist and talk it out. Both things can help you process your thoughts, feelings and emotions — and eventually get past the feelings of hurt and betrayal that often go along with divorce.

Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, our office is here to offer the support you need to get through it with the best possible outcome. Explore our site further to learn more.

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