dealing with divorce

After such a long battle, I thought that I'd feel elated. Excited. But I don't feel anything like what I'd anticipated. Instead of elation, I'm feeling empty. Empty and exhausted.
He tells me about all his dates and shows me photos. OK, I insist on seeing the pictures he had, and they were all lovely looking. Pleasingly, most of them turned out to be crazy. I am impressed by the kindness and understanding he showed these women, but also gobsmacked by the essence of each story.
Recovering from something as big as a divorce can be a challenge, but staying positive can give you the opportunity to start fresh.
As a guy I just wanted to fix whatever I could. Give everyone the appearance that I was fine and move on. The first couple of months after the divorce were a blur. I was floating, latching on to whatever I could and just trying to make it through each day.
Thanks to Facebook and my blog, most people already knew I was divorced. No one asked me if I was married. No one asked where my husband was. And while I did discuss bits and pieces of the divorce with a few people, I never once felt less than happy about where I am in life.
Divorce can feel like a roller coaster with its twists and turns and lack of control. But unlike a carnival ride, divorce isn't fun. So if the divorce roller coaster is throwing you for a loop, here are five ways to take control.
Punishing court orders pelt you until you can hardly see straight. The motions keep coming; you're in court all the time. Child Protective Services is pounding down your door and your in-laws are pressing charges. You're broke; you're incarcerated; you're terrified. Sound like a nightmare? For many, it's reality.