Tips for Moving on After Divorce

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While divorce may seem like an ending, it can be a gateway to a new beginning. It might be hard for you to know where to start. If you’re looking to move forward after or during your divorce, here are a few steps to rediscover your strength and empowerment:

  • Talking to friends, family, or a mental health counselor can help you navigate and make sense of what you’re feeling from your marriage and divorce
  • When possible, do things that you enjoy. It’s crucial for your well-being and can make you feel better overall.
  • Plan both short and long-term goals to give your life direction. Trying new skills or doing things you haven’t done can help you stay focused.
  • Take a look at your finances, make a plan to spend wisely and create a manageable budget- this will help to decrease your stressors.
  • Reach out to old friends, make new ones, and do things to avoid loneliness.
  • Free yourself from negative feelings by forgiving yourself and your ex
  • Set clear rules, especially if there are kids involved.
  • Work on improving your co-parenting roles
  • Being grateful and positively looking at things can make a big difference in how you feel.
  • Step out of your comfort zone and try activities that might be new or challenging. It can help you grow positively.
  • Trying a new hobby can boost your confidence and open up new possibilities.

The divorce journey is unique to you. Take the time to heal, grow, and embrace opportunities ahead. Each step contributes to strength and resilience, paving the way for renewed confidence and empowerment in your life’s next chapter.

At Peace Talks Mediation Services, our custody mediation and parenting plan mediation services assist divorced, divorcing, and never-married parents in working together to develop a child-centered custody plan and improve their ability to co-parent.

Contact us today to see how we can help you and your spouse peacefully navigate your divorce.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, or tax professional or mental health professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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