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10 Lessons I Learned From My Divorce (So You Won’t Have To)

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10 Lessons I Learned From My Divorce (So You Won’t Have To)

 

No one gets married thinking that divorce is just around the corner. Whatever the reasons for a divorce, whether it was your choice or not, it always takes a huge toll emotionally and financially.

 

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So what do you do when you feel lost, alone, frustrated and desperate to feel normal again? The truth of the matter is that it’s different for everyone, but there are some universal truths that can help you get through this chapter of your life, no matter your circumstances.

Here are 10 lessons learned from divorce shared by ladies who have gone through it and by divorce professionals.

1. Recovery takes time.

Depending on the reason for your divorce, the finality may either make you feel like it’s Christmas morning or the absolute end of the world. One thing to consider, though, is the feeling of vulnerability you’ll have until you’ve fully recovered. Surprisingly, in many cases the person hardest hit can often be the person who initiated the divorce itself. Seeing someone else suffer and knowing that you caused that pain can be a very heavy weight to take. Whatever your circumstances, you need to realize that the emotional stress associated with a breakup or divorce needs time to run it’s course. There are no short cuts with heartache and acceptance of this is key.

It is perfectly OK to seek help and it is perfectly OK to feel down, even if you’re the one who initiated the process.

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2. Manage your future living expenses right NOW.

Getting divorced can make you emotional and cause you to make poor decisions that you’ll regret later. Now is not the time to blow off some stress by buying a closet full of shoes or buying that dream car your spouse never let you have. Remember that time will take care of sore feelings but your financial decisions will affect you longer. Speaking with a financial advisor can play an important role in minimizing your current and future stress levels. They can assist you in knowing how much you need so you can make necessary adjustments and plans before it’s too late.

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3. Be ready for unexpected costs.

Source: huffpost.com

 

 

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