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"The day my marriage ended my strength reemerged."
Let's face it. Divorce is scary. Even if you initiated it or the break up is on amicable terms, your life is turned upside down. Your relationship is in the toilette and so is your perception of yourself and who you are in the world.
There's no timetable for grieving the end of a marriage.
Practicing gratitude during divorce and beyond is a great tool for increasing health and optimism in life. It changes the focus from "poor me" to seeing the positives in your situation.
For me, travel was the ultimate cure for my divorce. For you it might be something else entirely. The key is to find out. To get out there. To explore. To dream. To remember who you were before you got caught up in your marriage and all its problems. It's a great big ol' world. Get out there and explore!
Once the divorce was finalized, I was like a 21-year-old let out at a bar for the first time.
Finding the right support during divorce can be challenging to say the least. Friends who you thought would be there aren't, family is in upheaval and not necessarily available to you due to their own pain, and best friends--who are always amazing--will get worn thin in time.
Almost 20 years ago, long before divorce was even a thought (and I was still fairly happily married to my first husband), one of my girlfriends was lamenting her husband's lack of... well, something.
2. Get dirty. (Image via Valerie DeLoach) When her marriage of seven years ended, Valerie DeLoach "fought her way out of