A Fresh Start: Four Tips for a Happy Post-Divorce Life

Getting a divorce is like coming to the end of one chapter in the book of your life, and beginning the next. With the right attitude and a little bit of effort, you can ensure that this new chapter is your happiest yet. You’re the author of your own life, so enjoy this opportunity for a fresh, new start. 

What can you do to ensure happiness in your post-divorce life? At KL Family Law, we’ve watched countless individuals truly blossom after divorce. Read on to discover our tips for finding your own happiness.

  1. Resist the urge to isolate yourself.

You might tell yourself it’s temporary, that you’re just hiding away for a brief period while you regain your courage and work out who you want to be in your next chapter. You might not want friends and family to see you when you’re vulnerable and struggling. It’s an understandable impulse, but one you should resist. Your support system is one of your most valuable assets as you dive into your new life.  

Spend time with family and friends as much as possible as you’re emerging from your divorce. Sometimes heading out to dinner with your bestie after the 9 to 5 can seem like a chore, but once you get there, you’ll probably be glad you did. Spending time with people who love us helps us see our value. Talking about what’s next with someone supportive can help you get excited about everything that lies ahead.

  1. Embrace therapy.

If you don’t have a relationship with a therapist, now is the time to seek one out. Going to a therapist doesn’t mean you’re crazy or mentally ill. It means you’re looking out for yourself and staying on top of your mental health. Talking to a therapist helps you recognize negative thought patterns and correct them. If your marriage or the divorce process took a toll on your self-confidence, a therapist can help you regain it. Therapy can also help you reach a deeper understanding about what went wrong in your marriage and how, if desired, you can make your future romantic relationships healthier and more fulfilling.   

  1. Try something new.

There’s no better time to delve into a new hobby. You’ve always loved cooking, but your husband controlled the kitchen? Sign up for a cooking class. Many grocery stores offer fun introductory courses where you’ll learn new recipes and meet other people who like good food. You always wanted to learn to ballroom dance, but your wife thought it was goofy? Now is your chance. Join a Friday night dance group. 

Hobbies don’t have to be classes if that’s not your cup of tea. Maybe you’d rather buy a sewing machine and teach yourself to make a quilt. Or perhaps it’d be fun to learn to play guitar by watching tutorials on Youtube. There’s nothing stopping you! New hobbies are rewarding and help you rediscover yourself as an independent being with passions that are all your own.

  1. Be proactive about your health.

It’s easy to forget what a huge impact exercise and a healthy diet can have on your happiness. You don’t have to become a gym rat or a dedicated vegan by any means, but when your body tells you it needs something, listen to it. Research has proven that physical health is a shortcut to happiness, so take good care of your body!

Who can help me if I’m considering a divorce?

If you’re considering divorce and a happier, healthier post-divorce life appeals to you, contact KL Family Law today. We can help you navigate this difficult process and find happiness on the other end.

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