Life After Divorce – The Benefits of Moving On
Divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences a person can go through. The divorce process can drain a person in many ways – emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially. Often, when you’re in the middle of a divorce, you feel as though you’ll be stuck in the process forever. For all those who are in the thick of a divorce, and for those contemplating a divorce, the good news is that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. The process eventually comes to an end, and then the next chapter soon opens up. You need to understand that “life after divorce” comes with many new possibilities. Let’s look at a few of the benefits which come from moving forward after divorce.
1. Renewed Emotional & Mental Health
Let’s be honest: in almost all cases, the end of a divorce represents an opportunity to rebuild your emotional and mental health. Spouses don’t just go through a divorce over a small slight or trivial inconvenience, at least not in most cases. There is typically something obviously defective or dysfunctional, and this something can often become an all-consuming phenomenon. We shouldn’t be surprised that many new divorcees are emotionally and mentally exhausted. This is the point where divorcees can now begin the process of improving themselves and regaining control over their emotional and mental wellbeing. Once these things are improved, this will open up other possibilities: renewed passions, old hobbies, forgotten friendships, and so forth. You might be very low on fuel when the divorce is finished, but once you move on you can quickly regain a zest for life.
2. Financial Rejuvenation
The circumstances which lead to divorce are often financially related. Spouses often fight over money or run into issues when they aren’t able to make ends meet. Plus, the divorce process can itself be a sizable expense, especially if there are many contested issues that need to be resolved. The end of the divorce, therefore, represents an opportunity to rebuild yourself financially. This is another important benefit of moving on. Put the financial stresses of your marriage behind and commit to achieving your financial goals with a new sense of vigor. Develop a solid financial plan which includes budgets, projections, and long-term goals.
3. Career Opportunities & Development
Finally, when you move on from your divorce, you’ll be able to embrace certain career opportunities more fully than you were able to before. Just by its nature, marriage tends to restrict career development in some ways. When you’re married, you’re not able to pack up and move across the country as easily as when you’re single. Likewise, marriage puts other demands on your time and energy which also restrict professional development. Once you’re a divorcee, you can move on and start to really push your career forward with a new level of enthusiasm. As long as you remain stuck in the past, you’ll prevent yourself from maximizing your career.
Contact the Law Office of Polly Tatum for More information
These are just a few of the benefits which come from moving forward after your divorce. Life after divorce can seem unsettling in some ways; this is a new phase, and new phases have quite a bit of uncertainty. But, as we’ve shown here, uncertainty can often bring about positive new things. For more information on the benefits of moving forward or the divorce process in general, contact the Law Office of Polly Tatum at Mediation Advantage.