4 Ways To Start Moving On After a Divorce

The first few months of a new year often feel like a fresh start. This can ring especially true for those who have just gotten out of a bad marriage. To begin with: congratulations! Divorce is just as common and natural as marriage. Getting to the other side of it intact is an accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself. You just might find yourself wondering: What happens now?

Moving on after a divorce does not happen overnight. In fact, there isn’t any set way that it does happen. Everyone moves through it at their own pace. If you are staring at a new blank page of your life, here are our 4 ways to start moving on after a divorce:

Talk About It

Take it from us: talking about it is essential. Leading up to a divorce, and especially going through it, you might spend a lot of time in your head. Talking through your feelings with others is necessary to help you process them and start moving through them. Just make sure it is someone you trust and not the guy taking your order in the drive-thru line.

Ask For Help

When you need help, ask for it. There are support groups, specialized therapists, and loved ones who are all ready to lend you a hand (and an ear) when you need them. Don’t feel bad about asking for help.

Get a New Hobby

Being productive is one of the best ways to mark a new chapter in your life. Try something new, and see if you find anything you like enough to create a new hobby. Alternatively, you might find yourself reconnecting with hobbies you used to enjoy before being in a relationship took over your life. We love painting, rock climbing, and watching new movies.

Mix Social and Personal Time

As you move on, it is important to both spend time with others and with yourself. Socializing and being around other people will help you have fun and relax. Spending time on your own will help you confront your feelings and work to be comfortable. Make time for them both.

Get the Help You Need

At John M. Totten, P.C., we know that moving on after a divorce is not a walk in the park. However, walking in the park – and talking about it, and asking for help when you need it, and getting enough sleep – all might help you out. For help with a divorce, contact John M. Totten, P.C. today! We are here to help!

John M. Totten