Three Tips for Moving on with Life After Divorce

After a divorce, your whole world opens up. You have new freedoms and opportunities to thrive in a fresh chapter of your life. But for many recently divorced people, moving on can be difficult. Many struggle to turn away from all the drama and sadness of the past to face all the open doors of the future. It makes perfect sense — you’ve been concentrating on your flawed marriage for a very long time, from trying to fix it, to accepting it was irreparable, to navigating through the divorce process. To stop focusing on your failed marriage requires breaking a hardwired habit. It’s not easy, but once you get through it, it’s so beautiful! Read on to discover our tips for moving on after divorce.

  1. Don’t isolate yourself!

Now, more than ever, you need your support system. Don’t isolate yourself from friends and family. Helping you through this struggle is not burdensome for those who love you. They want to talk about your struggles when you need to, but they’ll also be ready and willing to dream up a beautiful new chapter with you. Sometimes you might find that your loved ones can direct your attention forward better than anything you can do on your own.

  1. Try something new.

Even if it requires going outside of your comfort zone, now is the time to try something new. Maybe you always dreamed of learning to ride horses, but your spouse wasn’t into the idea of taking lessons with you so you let the dream die. Saddle up! There’s nothing holding you back from doing the things you’ve always thought about trying but never actually tried. 

  1. Don’t listen to anyone else’s timeline.

It’s been a year and you’re still not dating again? Who cares? It’s likely that people will expect you to abide by the arbitrary timelines they’ve decided are “normal.” Truth is, there is no normal. You get to recover from your divorce at your own pace. Don’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you otherwise.

If you or someone you know is facing a family law issue such as divorce or a child custody issue, contact the team at Piper McCracken for dedicated, empowering legal guidance. We’ve been where you are and we understand what you’re going through. For a family law attorney whose understanding of your case goes beyond knowledge of statutes and case laws, contact us at (615) 669-2884.

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