The divorce paperwork is finalized, you’ve moved into a new home and you’re prepared to get on with the next chapter in your life. However, the transition has been much more difficult than you thought.
You don’t know anyone in town, ever since your marriage ended your confidence has been low and even when you make plans, you’re too tired from work to get out and actually do something. Sound familiar? If so, know that you aren’t alone.
Men and women alike struggle to transition following a divorce. It’s incredibly difficult to go from married life to single in the blink-of-an-eye. To make things easier on yourself, you may want to consider joining a divorce support group.
Make new connections. Divorce support groups provide an opportunity for you to meet other singles who are also transitioning into post-divorce life. Building a network of friends who understand what you’re going through can help you navigate these often challenging times.
Get out of the house. While sitting on the couch and watching TV for hours on end might sound appealing, it’s likely to make you more depressed. Changing into a fresh set of clothes and interacting with people outside of the house can help change your perspective.
Understand you aren’t alone. Divorce is a lonely experience, but you aren’t alone. Hundreds of thousands of relationships end every single day. Hearing other people’s stories and experiences is a sure-fire way to realize this.