Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law

Build the life you deserve after divorce

One of the things that many people wonder when they are divorcing is whether they will ever be happy again. You should remember that your broken marriage is likely one of the primary causes of stress and negativity in your life. When you choose to call it quits, you are taking the first step in being able to build a peaceful new life that you can fully enjoy. You aren't having to deal with what might make your ex happy or cranky. You can focus on yourself.

You need to make sure you are giving yourself the best chance at happiness possible by working through the emotional aspect of the split. You might be upset that the marriage ended. You may be sad about all of the things you thought you'd experience during the marriage and know that you won't get to know. The emotional battles that you are facing aren't likely going to go away. In fact, you might feel like you are on a roller coaster with them. Your focus needs to be on how to face them in an appropriate manner, so you can continue to move forward.

Finding things that you enjoy doing might help you as you rebuild your life. Try to think of things that you want to try but didn't have the capabilities of doing so while you were married. These activities give you something to focus on that you like doing. If you have children, you should find some solo activities for you, but you can also try to find some that they might enjoy doing with you.

Make sure that you don't overlook the important aspects of the divorce. You need to address the property division and child custody matters so that you can put those to rest as quickly as possible.

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