Divorced at Last: How To Quit Complaining and Get On With Your Life
“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.” — Louise Smith
Your divorce is final, and it’s time to let go and move on. Are you ready? What will it take for your life after divorce, to truly pick up the pieces and rebuild a new and happy life for yourself?
Some women sail smoothly through this transition, while others get stuck. Everything depends on your decision to resist fear, resentment, and negativity and, instead, embrace courage, hope, and love for yourself and your future.
You may not be able to start over on a desert island with no reminders of the past—you may still need financial and co-parenting support from your former spouse—but your decision to be healthy and happy is all yours and starts now.
Here are some steps you can take:
Taking good care of yourself, mentally and physically, will make you an active participant in your own healing. Say yes to things that make you feel strong and confident and build your sense of self-worth. Say no to things that feel like doubt and fear. Focus on the future and look for chances to be with people who are good role models for the happiness you are seeking to build. When you talk to yourself, make sure you speak with kindness, gratitude, humor, and love. Life after divorce is exciting!
You are on the road to recovery, and although the process does take dedication and patience, the wisdom you gain will help you put divorce behind you.
“I proclaim that it is never too late to start over and redo, rewrite, or reclaim my life. I can call for Take 2 and be shamelessly committed to my own happiness.” Leeza Gibbons
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Divorced at Last: How To Quit Complaining and Get On With Your Life article was originally published on SecondSaturday.com. Reprinted with permission from the Women’s Institute for Financial Education (www.WIFE.org), sponsor of the Second Saturday Divorce Workshops. Founded in 1988, WIFE is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education for women. Copyright 2016
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