Dating advice for divorced woman
Some people will have no compunction telling you that you should have tried harder to keep your family together.
Family and friends may not be supportive in ways you find meaningful or helpful.
When I first started thinking about divorce, I was the mother of three young children aged 12, 9 and 7, to whom I was fiercely devoted.
As a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), protecting them from undue harm – and modeling how to live a rich and full life – was (and remains) my life’s purpose.
The question you must ask yourself is this: My answer was that no matter what the circumstance, I wanted my children to see me comport myself with grace and dignity.
I was determined to find a way to get my own emotional and psychological needs met Fortunately I was a resilient girl, and I found other adults to support and tend to me at a time when my parents did not or could not.
You may be given advice to do everything possible to eviscerate your partner in court and/or get the biggest financial settlement you possible can.
Another may suggest you interview every rock-star divorce attorney in town, thereby disqualifying those family law professionals as options for your husband.
It’s you divorce that is the predictor of future problems.
You’ve likely discovered that divorce is not only unsettling for you and your partner.
Other people in your life – both close and tangential – may be emotionally triggered by the news.
There simply was no other way I could live my life with integrity.
Even with the rightness of the decision on my side, and my desire to have a "good divorce," the road was at times unendingly sad, fearful, and emotionally draining.
No doubt you spent many months deliberating, trying to come up with an alternative solution.