How Can I Prepare For Life After Divorce?

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During your divorce, you may feel unsure about the road ahead. As you begin your next chapter, you may be concerned about preparing for your life after divorce and the significant changes you will face. With a support system, you can work on finding a new you and establishing new goals and a new lifestyle for after your divorce. Our divorce attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson shares tips on how you can prepare for life after divorce.

Finding A New You

Your life following your divorce may look different from your current situation. With this fresh start, you may wish to go on a journey of self-understanding or develop a new perspective. This can be done on your own or with the help of a therapist, who can help you as you navigate challenges. While you do not need to change who you are, you may find that taking the time to understand yourself better or meet with a therapist can help you live a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle post-divorce.

As you start to understand who you are on your own, you may wish to take some time to reflect on your interests, desires, and goals for the future. With those new ideas in mind, you can work towards that new version of yourself, whether it be pursuing new hobbies, developing new relationships, or becoming more active in your children's lives.

Establishing New Priorities

During your marriage, you may have had different priorities in your life. As your divorce progresses and you prepare for life following the dissolution of your marriage, you may learn that your priorities are shifting and that you have a new focus on life. You should take the time to understand your wants and needs for your new chapter and work toward prioritizing those desires.

You may find that you wish to focus more on and prioritize items such as:

  • Your own happiness,
  • Your mental and physical health,
  • Your relationships with family members and close friends,
  • Your relationship with your children, and
  • Your children’s health and wellness.

The list above is not exhaustive. However, if you are unsure of where to start, picking one or two of the items above can help you make small but beneficial changes to your lifestyle.

Prioritizing yourself and your happiness can bring new, often positive, changes to your life. With the help of your support system, you can work towards following those priorities, bettering your life during this transitional period, and improving your children's lives.

Building A Support System

When undergoing a divorce, a support system can help you navigate uncertainty and support you through the process and after your divorce. Your support system can include those you believe will positively influence you and those around you with whom you feel comfortable sharing information about your divorce. Often, support systems include individuals such as a therapist or psychiatrist, close family members or friends, individuals in support groups,

Your support system is not necessary only for your divorce but also for the time following. You may face new situations as you co-parent with your former spouse or begin to date again. With the guidance and support of your friends, family, and therapist, you can begin the next chapter of your life and focus on promoting healthy relationships and a healthy lifestyle.

Dedicated To Your Successful Future

At Knies, Helland & McPherson, our divorce attorneys are dedicated to helping you reach a successful future. Our strong advocates are prepared to fight for your best interests and support you throughout the process, from when you file to when your divorce is finalized. Together, we can help you reach the next chapter of your life and make positive changes.

Are you preparing for your life after divorce and unsure of how to address this transition? Schedule a consultation with our attorneys today by calling us at (719) 626-8530 or contacting us online.

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