Ways to Help Yourself Move on After a Florida Divorce
Even in a divorce that is amicable, it’s common to feel sad and terrified of moving on alone. This is especially common with marriages that lasted many years as you may have spent your entire adult life with your spouse. Trying to refocus on the potential positive aspects of your divorce may help you be less anxious as you start a new chapter of your life.
Enjoy Your New Independence
While it can seem overwhelming at first, learn to embrace your newfound independence. This is especially welcoming for someone who was involved in a controlling relationship. Learning to be more independent can make you feel stronger. Opening a new bank account, refinancing a vehicle or home, and making your own spending decisions can be liberating.
Follow Your Dreams
If you didn’t finish school or put on your career to help support your spouse’s career, it’s time for you to do the things you’ve always wanted. Enroll in school, finish your degree, or apply for the job you’ve always wanted. Even if you only take a class to learn something new and further a hobby, it can help you feel stronger and more independent.
Watch Your Health Improve
If you were continuously stressed and anxious throughout the marriage and/or divorce, removing that tension from your life can improve your health. Stress is detrimental to your overall health and getting out of an unhealthy relationship or finalizing the divorce can help you become healthier both mentally and physically.
Take Time to Heal
In most cases, you will have a transition period where you feel sad even if the divorce was your idea. It’s important to take time to heal and come to terms with your feelings. Once you start working on your inner self, other aspects of your life should start to piece together. Pretending the divorce didn’t happen or trying to push down the feelings won’t allow you to move on with your life and eventually into a healthier relationship.
Learn to Let Go Feelings of Bitterness
Letting go of any bitterness towards your ex can help you move on. Holding on to anger is of no use to anyone. Especially in situations where children are involved, moving past the anger can help you and your children. Children can sense tension between parents, and if you verbalize your anger towards your ex, it only makes the situation harder for your kids.
Retaining a Florida Family Law Attorney
If you are contemplating filing for divorce or you’ve been served with divorce papers, retaining a Boca Raton divorce attorney can help reduce the anxiety and stress associated with a contested divorce. Your attorney can handle many of the aspects that cause ex-spouses to argue during the divorce, like asset distribution. Having an objective party involved can help resolve issues and keep things more streamlined so your divorce can be finalized sooner rather than later. If you have questions on divorce or any other family-law related topics like child custody or spousal support, let the Law Offices of Schwartz | White help. Contact our office at 561-391-9943 to schedule a consultation.