Nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Surely you’ve heard the statistics, but until it’s you getting the divorce, it doesn’t always sink in. Although divorce is often heartbreaking, it isn’t the end of the world. Sometimes perspective is everything; take a step back and consider the following.
Use it as fuel for growth. Divorce presents an opportunity for you to reenter the world on your own. What have you learned during the course of your marriage? How will you use that information to inform your future? Instead of throwing up your hands and feeling hopeless, embrace the challenge of what’s to come.
Take the opportunity to know yourself better. Being single forces you to really look at yourself. If there is no one else to blame your feelings or insecurities on, you’re required to turn inward. When you sit in silence, what do you hear? How can you use that information to grow and improve?
Remember that every ending is a new beginning. That old saying “when one door closes, another opens” is entirely true. A failed marriage doesn’t define you or any other aspect of your life. Some people don’t work well together, and that’s all right. Don’t judge or condemn yourself. Move forward, stay positive, and everything else will fall into place.