One of the biggest pieces of advice that many divorce experts give is simple: Rediscover yourself. Embrace the fact that life is going to change, rather than fighting it. If you do this, you can take a more positive outlook toward your now-single life.
There are two major ways to do this. One is to throw yourself into something new. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to play the guitar or how to paint. You never felt like you had time before, or maybe your spouse didn’t support your hobbies. Now may be the right time to learn these new skills. Try out something you couldn’t do before.
After all, many people do feel like they have more freedom after divorce. You only have to make decisions for yourself. You can use that to your advantage.
The second way to rediscover yourself is to focus on what you liked in the past, those things that you may have abandoned. Maybe you had to give them up for the marriage, but now you can pick them up again.
For instance, perhaps you used to travel the world fairly frequently, but your spouse liked a more stable lifestyle. As your marriage ends, is it time to get out on the road again? Is it time to dust off that passport and buy a plane ticket?
With the right mindset, you can absolutely enjoy everything that the future holds. That said, the decisions you make during your divorce can drastically impact that future. Make sure you know what steps you can take and what rights you have.