Navigating a divorce can be dark, scary, and devastating, but there is light on the other side. Ending a marriage often brings new opportunities to reconnect with a part of yourself that you lost and explore new parts of yourself. Read on for some advice on positively navigating your divorce and finding inner peace in the process.
Andy Heller from takethehighroaddivorce.com.
Go on Trips and Get Involved with Meaningful Events and Activities
● Enlist the help of a professional therapist to be your rudder as you navigate through your divorce.
● Select one “trusted confidant.” Ideally, this should be a friend or associate who had a divorce of their own, yet landed in a good place, leads a life today that is admirable, has a working relationship with their former spouse, and their children are healthy.
● Get some events/activities/trips on the calendar that are meaningful to YOU (specifically you and not your children). Having something in the future to look forward to is great for maintaining positivity during down cycles. These can range from more elaborate activities such as a cruise or trip to Europe, or something less expensive on your domestic bucket list such as a white-water rafting trip.
● Select something you have always wanted to learn or do and sign up. Something that you can look forward to week in and week out such as a book club, cooking course, or tennis lessons.
Maintaining positivity during a disruptive life challenge such as a divorce is not easy. It is typically insufficient to use only words or a pep talk from a friend to help. Taking action steps like those mentioned above can help maintain some positivity until the divorce is officially in the rearview mirror.
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