Tips for Moving Forward After a Divorce


Divorce is an emotionally taxing process and moving forward in the aftermath can feel like a daunting experience. However, as painful as removing your spouse from your life may be, starting a new life can be a very fulfilling experience. Keep reading for some tips on how to move forward.

How to Let Go After a Divorce

The love story you had with your spouse is over, but you still have a lot of life ahead of you.

Here are some tips on how to move forward:

  • Take ownership of your actions: An important part of moving on from your divorce involves taking ownership of your actions and how they may have contributed to the divorce. It may feel easier to place all of the blame on your ex, but if you refuse to see the part you played, you will be doomed to repeat the same mistakes in the future. Growth is crucial for you to move on.
  • Live in the now: Do not get stuck in the past or the life you once had with your former spouse. Live in the now and appreciate what you have.
  • Make room for forgiveness: Forgiveness is essential when it comes to moving forward. To be clear, forgiveness does not mean that you have to accept bad behavior from another person, forget the feelings you have about that person, tell the person that they are forgiven, or that everything will now be okay between the two of you. Forgiveness is for yourself and a tool that will help you come to terms with where you are now.
  • Do not stress over the loss of mutual friends: When a relationship ends, people inevitably feel like they have to choose sides, so you may end up losing some of your mutual friends. Although it might feel like a betrayal, it is important to focus on the friends you have rather than on the ones you may lose as a result of your split.

Ultimately, you should focus on yourself as you move forward and cope with the end of your marriage.

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If you are ending your marriage or dealing with another difficult family law matter, the skilled legal team at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff can provide the guidance you need.

Call our law office today at (805) 633-4999 to schedule a free initial consultation to get started.

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