Your marriage may end, but you must not close your eyes. There's so much to see out there!
Just because you are divorced does not mean you have to stop living. Even though you are divorced, it does not mean your life has to stop. You can still live a happy life. You can still enjoy your time and have fun. Find a new way to enjoy life.
You can still be friends with your ex-spouse. It's not easy and will take a while, but it is possible. It may take some time, but there are things you can do to help yourself get there. You'll need to put in the effort and always stay civil towards each other (unless there's an emergency or something).
Find something to make you happy to help you cope with the divorce. Take up painting, join a club or class, go on a trip, or spend time with friends and family. Get a pet if it makes sense for your life right now (and remember, pets need love, too).
Remember, you can find love again, maybe not immediately; however, be open to it. You must be available to possibilities and willing to put yourself out there. It's essential not only for your happiness but also for your children's well-being. When one parent is happy and fulfilled, it helps create a stable environment for them--one where they feel safe, secure, and loved by both parents (or caregivers).
Take time for yourself and enjoy the time alone if this is what will make you feel better. You don't want to be alone forever, but this period is an integral part of your life, and it's okay if you need some time for yourself. You can use that time to do things that make you happy, like going out with friends or taking up hobbies like painting or photography. When doing these things, you will feel better about yourself; they will also help you cope with divorce!
Let's face it: divorce is hard. You've lost your spouse, home, and often half of your assets. It's tempting to give up and crawl into bed for months with a tub of Ben & Jerry's while binge-watching Netflix shows. But life doesn't have to stop there!
There are many ways to live happily after divorce, even if you're not ready or able to date again right away:
In the end, we hope you can find comfort in knowing that there are many ways to live happily after divorce. No matter what stage of life you are in or what kind of relationship with your ex-spouse, there is always something good waiting for us if we look hard enough.
Get out there, explore, and remember to always take time for yourself!
Time to Dish:
· What are some projects you can do that will provide happiness? PS This is not a person (you do not need a person as a project)
· What helped you most after you divorced?
· What do you do daily to take care of yourself?
Listen and get support: