EMBRACING THE CHANGES CAUSED BY A DIVORCE
Even if it provides your best opportunity for a happier future, a divorce can leave you feeling emotionally drained and perhaps even a bit insecure. After all, the path you believed your life was on has taken a serious detour. And as you proceed through the divorce process, there are myriad potential conflicts that can tax both your time and your energies.
As such, when the dust has cleared, and the ink is drying on your divorce papers, you will need to find ways to regroup and discover the joys of going in a new direction. But successfully healing after a divorce can take time and effort. To this end, here are a few measures you can take to help yourself:
- Accept yourself as a worthy and lovable person. Just because the relationship did not work out does not mean that you are seriously flawed.
- Address your feelings. You could do this by talking to a therapist, or you could focus your efforts on activities you feel are worthwhile.
- Learn to love your independence and solitude. This doesn’t mean isolating yourself, but you don’t have to tie yourself to someone else just to avoid being alone.
- Make some changes and meet new challenges. Every marriage is a compromise, and you may have tabled some secret desires for the good of your relationship. Now is a good time to find things you can effectively change.
No matter how you approach your divorce, your life will be very different from what it was. And an experienced family law attorney can help you make sure that you are as well prepared as possible for the transition. The attorney can work to help you with asset division, child custody, spousal support and other issues that you need to have resolved.