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4 tips for making it through the year of firsts after divorce

During the first year after divorce, you are going to have many experiences that might be difficult for you to handle. The end of your marriage is a time of adjustment, which can be mentally and emotionally draining.

If you are going through the year of firsts now, consider the following:

  • Your emotions might be all over the place. You might feel like you are on a rollercoaster with your feelings. This is normal. You might not know when emotions are going to come over you, so you have to just do your best to cope with them as they come.
  • Seeing happy couples might upset you right now. You may feel like a failure since your marriage ended. Don't let this thought get you down. There are plenty of divorced people in the world who are successful. Think of your divorce as a fresh start.
  • Holidays might be difficult. You might wish that you still had a special someone to share major holidays with. Instead of dwelling on what might have been, find new things to do. Consider volunteering somewhere or taking a special trip during these times.
  • Reach out to loved ones and friends. During your marriage, you might have let these other relationships fall by the wayside. Instead of pining away over your marriage, focus on rebuilding the relationships that are important to you.

You can also help to bolster your single life by making sure your divorce settlement is in your best interests. This can give you the financial stability that you need as you work on developing the new you.

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