Rebuilding Yourself

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Acceptance (Stage 5)

Acceptance is the last emotional stage that we go through during a divorce. When all of the hurt and pain finally go away (and it will) you’ll begin to accept that your marriage didn’t work, but that you are now ready to move on with the rest of your life, taking with you the lessons you’ve learned along the way. At the beginning of a divorce, it’s very hard to imagine the day that you’ll finally be at peace with what has happened to your life, but time really and truly does heal. Good old ‘Father Time’  has his arms around us all. You’ve just got to have faith. It...

Independence Day

One of the scariest parts of divorce can be regaining your independence. The pain of losing your marriage is bad enough but now supposing you’re one of the millions of women that because of divorce, for the first time in a long time, you have got to ‘stand on your own two feet’. You’ve got to reclaim your independence. That statement can mean so much more than just living alone. It may mean finding a new job, a whole new career or finding your own accommodation. It’s attending birthdays and dinner parties alone. Its dining alone. Parenting alone. Its readjusting your thought process and learning to believe in yourself. It...