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3 Tips for Positive Thinking after a Divorce

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Millions of people have suffered at the hands of divorce. However, when you experience a divorce yourself, it can be hard to come to terms with how you are feeling. Recovering from a divorce is a challenge, but there are things you can do to stay positive in this difficult time.

1. Establish a Routine

During this time in your life, things can feel pretty chaotic. A lot of things might be changing like where you live or if you are trying to start dating. All the uncertainty surrounding your life right now can result in you feeling like you don’t have any control over what is going on around you.
Rather than dwell on what is changing, focus on the constants in your life - going to your job, taking care of your children, working on your hobby. Keep doing these things like normal, and slowly, the uncertainty of everything else will start to fade. Soon enough, you will be able to work through your feelings and be able to move forward with your life.

 2. Stay Active

Divorce is emotionally and physically exhausting, and working out can be the least of your worries at this time. However, even just exercising for a little over 30 minutes a day five times a week can help fight depression. Establishing a workout routine can not only get your mind off your divorce, but it can help you feel more refreshed, and after a divorce, this can be essential to helping you stay positive.

3. Talk About Your Feelings

It can be hard to talk about or even admit how you feel after your divorce. However, it’s crucial to understand that what you are feeling is okay, and your feelings are valid. Your friends and family are here for you in this time, and will most likely understand that divorce is tough. Whether you feel bitter, sad, regretful, or relieved, you should be able to talk to someone about it.

If you don’t feel comfortable talking to your loved ones, a therapist or counselor can be a useful resource. They will be able to look at your situation without any bias and help you deal with your emotions. There is no right or wrong way to feel during this time, and expressing your emotions can help you start to move on.


Trying to be positive after a divorce is easier said than done. However, if you establish a routine, stay physically active, and find someone you trust to talk to, you can begin to move forward with your life.

If you are not happy with the results of your divorce case, call the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews for help modifying your spousal support or child custody agreement today at (916) 794-4576.


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