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Your Divorce Anniversary Is What You Make of It


Somewhere there is a couple who celebrates their divorce anniversary every year.  Now that they no longer have to worry about managing their finances together, sharing household chores, or living up to the expectations of each other’s parents, it is easy for them to be close friends.  Somewhere else, a divorced couple gets together every year on their divorce anniversary for a big family party, with their children, their new partners, and extended family members from all sides of this once and forever family.  They are living proof that divorce does not have to mean cutting family ties.  Of course, people like this are the exception to the rule.  Don’t feel bad if you do not feel like celebrating your divorce anniversary, or if you feel like celebrating, but in a much less warm and fuzzy way.  There is no right or wrong way to feel about your divorce while it is going on or when it is in the rear-view mirror.  A Boca Raton divorce lawyer can help you get through your divorce with as little lasting bitterness as possible, so that you can have a divorce anniversary that fits your vision of happiness.

Ways to Mark Your Divorce Anniversary If You Don’t Feel Like Celebrating

Your divorce anniversary can be an unpleasant surprise.  You have spent the past year adjusting to the new normal, and you have finally gotten to the point where you only feel lonely during your drive home from work, or, for the first time, you have gotten your kids ready to go to your ex’s house for two weekends in a row with no yelling or tears.  When your divorce anniversary rolls around, you can’t help but feel bummed out that, a year later, your life is a mess.  Therefore, you should mark your divorce anniversary by doing something that symbolizes moving on.  Update your estate plan or sign up for a dating website.  Declutter your house and give away your old stuff that you are sure your ex doesn’t want anymore to Goodwill.

On Second Thought, Why Not Celebrate?

Sometimes it takes more than a year after finalizing your divorce to start having friendly or familial feelings toward your ex-spouse.  Even if you don’t feel like celebrating with your ex, get together with the people who have been your source of emotional support during and after divorce and celebrate with them to show them how much you appreciate them.  Do something special with your friends, your parents, your siblings, and your children.  You don’t have to call it a divorce anniversary party.  It can be a “people I love and appreciate” party instead.

Contact Schwartz | White About Planning for Your Future After Divorce

The first year after divorce is hard, but after that, it gets easier.  A South Florida family law attorney can help you divorce on terms that put you on the path to wellbeing for years to come.  Contact Schwartz | White in Boca Raton, Florida about your case.

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