How to Survive a Divorce

divorced couple

If you’re reading this, it’s probably too late. Too late to say I’m sorry. Too late for them to show that they cared. But, there’s hope at the end of this battle called “divorce.” In this day and age, lots of couples in long-term relationships have resorted to not getting married. Those long-term break ups are also very hard to deal with. So, the lingering question, is how can we survive this painful phase of our romantic lives?

Staying Healthy Post-Break Up

Ask anyone who has gone through this… a divorce has a very similar feeling to death. Essentially, a tarnished relationship that ends in divorce can mean goodbye forever. This creates a deep void in a life that was once shared with a significant other. Habits that were once formed together can no longer be enjoyed in the same way. You will probably avoid those date night restaurants and the area in which your ex-spouse works in. If you have children, it’s likely to have run-ins with each other post-break up. The most important thing to do during this time is to stay healthy. You may not crave any food for the first few days or weeks but remember to stay hydrated. It is normal to have crying sessions and sleepless nights during the initial shock. Although, it is important to get back into a regular sleep schedule as soon as possible. Ask your parents or a trusted friend for help. They can bring you food and comfort during this difficult time. Make sure to take care of yourself.

Moving on With Your Life

Sure, everyone will have their personal opinions about divorce and try to get you to move on. There’s nothing wrong with dating after a divorce. But, make sure you’ve given yourself time to get over your anger, frustration, sadness, etc. If you’re not comfortable with going out or talking to others about your divorce, then it’s time to seek a counselor. A therapist or counselor who specializes in divorce and marriage therapy can be a breath of fresh air. With guidance, you’ll be able be yourself again and live life to your fullest potential. Life goes on, with or without a wedding ring.