It’s no secret that divorce can leave people a bit of a mess and, however much they disliked their ex, they may find the house lonely without their presence.
Turning to drink or flicking through old pictures of your ex is not going to help you get better. Here are some things to consider that might:
1. Getting stuck into a hobby
You may have a lot more time on your hands after your divorce. One way to eat up your spare time is to start a hobby. Perhaps you had a hobby you enjoyed before getting married, such as hiking, fishing or playing board games. Or, you could seek out a local or online community that can help you start a new hobby, like making music, photography or coding.
2. Spending time with your children
Your children will have had a rough time too. Dedicating your energy to them whenever it’s your turn to be with them can work wonders for both of you.
3. Going on vacation
Perhaps your job doesn’t give you the liberty to work on a hobby during your off hours. But, maybe you have some vacation days you were saving up. Traveling somewhere new can bring an important change of scenery and help you put the problems you went through into scale.
4. Seeking therapy
You don’t have to work through your emotions alone. You may want to consider seeking therapy after your divorce. Many therapists specialize in divorce matters. Maybe a therapist could help you through conflicting emotions or trauma you experienced during your marriage.
Perhaps the biggest step you can take to aid recovery after a divorce is to limit the damage you suffer during it. Using non-litigious means such as mediation to settle your divorce can massively reduce the stress and turmoil of it all, leaving you better placed to begin your new life.