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Tips for reinventing yourself after divorce

| Sep 10, 2020 | Divorce Process |

You may have viewed getting married as a common rite of passage when you celebrated your wedding with your spouse. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2017, half of Americans over the age of 18 had a spouse. 

For this reason, you may struggle to move on and reinvent yourself after your divorce. Here are some tips that can help you heal emotionally and create a new life for yourself. 

Allow for a mourning period

It is healthy to mourn the positive aspects of your ended marriage. Talk to someone who can help you work through these feelings of loss. This can be a therapist, a trusted friend or a family member you feel comfortable sharing with. 

Try something new

The finalization of your divorce is a good opportunity to try something new. For example, you may want to get a new haircut, go back to school, change careers or try a hobby that has always intrigued you. 

Stay involved with others

Now that you are single, it may be difficult to get out there and socialize with friends, co-workers and family members. Try to maintain these relationships, so you can seek support when you need it. 

Think of your divorce as a closed life chapter

Look at ending your marriage as the ending to one part of your life and the beginning of a new chapter. Although it may be uncomfortable to let go of something familiar, moving on can provide clarity and peace of mind moving forward.