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10 Must-Have Topics for Your Divorce 'Good Riddance' List

There are going to be times, especially in the beginning of the divorce process, when nostalgia hits, tears fall and a woman finds herself mourning. That's when she needs to read her "Good Riddance" list.
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There are two essential items every newly divorced woman must have within reach at all times: a pen and a notebook.

There are going to be times, especially in the beginning of the divorce process, when nostalgia hits, tears fall and a woman finds herself mourning. That's when she needs to read her "Good Riddance" list. Nothing is a better snap back to reality than reliving all the moments that led up to D-day.

It's important for a divorced woman to always remember that her marriage ended for a reason. If marriages were just based on the moments that resulted in smiles, then many would still exist. The reality for young divorcées is that those memories were likely few and far between. The large gaps are filled with disappointing events, annoying habits, lonely nights and irresolvable issues.

A "Good Riddance" list is a twenty-something divorcée's best friend. It reminds her why the marriage ended and provides confirmation if she begins to doubt her decision. There's no looking back with a "Good Riddance" list.

10 Must-Have Topics on your Divorce "Good Riddance" List:
1. Reasons why you and your ex-husband were not compatible
2. Specific fights that were irresolvable
3. Annoying habits of your former partner's that you won't miss
4. Each time you went to bed crying
5. Certain things you missed out on because of your marriage
6. Disappointments in your relationship
7. Moments that lowered your self-esteem
8. How the marriage had a negative effect on you (Example: weight gain or weight loss, anxiety)
9. The ways a stressful marriage affected your children (if applicable)
10. How being in the marriage changed your relationships with your friends and family

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