Starting over after a divorce can be scary, but it’s important to stay positive. Instead of dwelling on what went wrong in your marriage, focus on moving forward with your life. There’s no better time to think about new beginnings than the New Year. Make 2018 the greatest year yet by making some of these New Year’s resolutions for divorcees:
Make Smart Financial Decisions
Even if you are awarded money in the divorce, it’s very likely that your financial situation has changed drastically. Schedule an appointment with a financial planner to learn how to handle these changes. A financial planner can show you the best way to manage and save your money so you can support yourself after a divorce. Not only will you feel more financially secure, but you will also feel more in control of your life now that you have control over your finances.
Make a resolution to start dating again over the next year if you haven’t done so already. Even if you’re not ready to enter another long-term relationship with someone, there’s no harm in casually dating to meet new people. If it’s been a long time since you’ve been on the market, think about going on a group date with another couple so you can ease back into dating.
Keep A Journal
It can take a long time to completely recover from the pain of a divorce. Instead of bottling your emotions up inside, express them in a healthy way by keeping a journal. Research has shown that expressing emotions in writing can help people cope with devastating experiences in their lives. In the beginning, it might feel unnatural to write about your feelings, but doing so can give you the closure that you need to finally move on after a divorce.
Focus on the Present
There’s no way to change the past, so there’s no reason to focus on it. In 2018, make a resolution to focus on the present. Being mindful means paying attention to people when they speak, putting down smartphones and other distractions, savoring every moment that is spent with loved ones, and finding time for yourself. Most importantly, being mindful and present involves letting go of the past and forgetting your worries about the future.
Before you can move forward, you must close this chapter of your life. If you are filing for divorce, seek legal representation from the divorce attorneys at Adams Family Law. We will offer the support and legal guidance that you need to make it through this difficult process. To schedule a consultation, call 513-929-9333 or email Steven@adamsfamilylaw.com.