Its official. The divorce papers are signed and reality has set in that the marriage you thought would be forever is not. How you got to this place doesnt matter as much as where you go from here according to WebMD.com, which offers the following tips to help reshape your life post divorce.
Make time to Mourn
Essentially, you are mourning a loss even if you wanted the divorce. According to WebMD, there will be emotions to deal with, and they shouldnt be overlooked. Dont dwell on sadness, but make time for experiencing the emotions that will come up.
Work through the Baggage
Find ways to work through your emotional baggage. This could mean talking to close friends, a counselor or focusing your energies on healthy activities. However, dont avoid them because they will resurface in other areas. Be determined not to carry that baggage forward into your new life.
Rebuild Confidence and Self Worth
A divorce can take a toll on your self-confidence. You may feel that your marriage failed because of you. Invest time in activities that will help rebuild self-confidence and faith in yourself.
Rediscover What Makes You Happy
Depending on how long you were married, you might have given up things that didnt fit in your role as a married person. Maybe you love dancing or mountain climbing. Now is the perfect time to revisit those activities that bring you joy.
Get a New Look
Reshape your look to match your new life. Something as simple as a new haircut can make a difference. Embrace the new you.
What leads Illinois couples to divorce will vary, but whats similar is learning to start fresh can be challenging for most. If you or a loved one is thinking of filing for divorce, contact a qualified family law attorney who will offer legal tools that could help protect your assets and make post divorce look more promising.