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Tips for getting through a divorce

Divorce can be one of the most stressful things a person goes through in life. For some people, it can be like a death. People need to allow themselves to mourn. Afterward, it is possible to heal from a divorce and come out happy on the other side.

Some people may struggle to accept the divorce, particularly if they did not initiate it. It is important to work through this, especially when there are children who still need parents to take care of them financially and emotionally. People should allow themselves to feel negative emotions without getting mired in the mourning stage. It is important to move on from this. People should also be careful at work. Divorce can lead to people underperforming in the workplace. It may be necessary to use vacation time to work through some of the emotions.

During this process, people can begin to reinvent themselves. They are no longer part of a couple, and they might struggle initially with the loss of identity that accompanies this change. Starting life over can mean leaving an unsatisfying job or other situations that were not working just as the marriage was not. They might even change their parenting style. People can set goals and try to have positive expectations as they begin their new life.

It is also important that people do not allow themselves to become overwhelmed by their emotions during the divorce process. Feeling guilty about the divorce or wanting to get it over with quickly can lead to people making financial concessions that hurt them later. It may help to discuss the financial situation with an attorney and make a plan for negotiating property division that will provide some financial security. Many couples can reach a divorce agreement without going to court.

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