5 Steps To Getting Your Life Back in Control After Divorce
Updated: Jul 7
Whether your friends are congratulating you or commiserating with you after you sign your divorce agreement, you’ve been through a grueling process.
It’s over and you’re single, again.
There’s often a sense of relief but you may also feel sad for the loss of a future with a life partner you thought you’d have, uncertain about how to co-parent, overwhelmed as to where to go from here, and concern about finding happiness again.
Many women feel ashamed that their marriage ended, worried about what others will think, and guilty for raising their family from two homes. The truth is, it’s completely possible to change the perception of divorce into one that’s freeing, emboldening, and empowering. Going through a divorce is a calling card for getting your life back on track. It starts with figuring out what your stressors are and what’s out of balance in your life.
DIVORCE RANKS #2 AS THE MOST STRESSFUL LIFE EVENT
Your body most likely feels symptoms of stress from your divorce. You might….
have gained (or lost) weight and nothing fits
be up at 3am and it’s not always because you have to pee
crave all the wrong foods but can’t do anything about it
*need* to start your day with caffeine and end it with alcohol
feel overwhelmed about prioritizing everything you need to do
have anxiety and second guess your decisions
live a secret life dating because you haven’t told your kids yet
want to exercise more but just can’t make it a consistent part of your day
experience embarrassing digestion problems
don’t trust anyone and don’t want to get hurt again
want to have a good relationship with your ex but need firm boundaries to avoid falling in the same emotional potholes