Most Florida residents find divorce a difficult time in their lives. Some may take longer than others to adjust to their new situation. These are some ways you can adapt with dignity.
Accept your new status
After a divorce, you are no longer a spouse, and thus it is helpful to accept your new status as a single person. Although you might have gotten so used to being married that it feels second nature, accepting the end of your marriage can help you move forward. This is the first step in the healing process.
Have a glass-half-full attitude
It’s easy to wallow in sadness after a divorce, but that won’t help you move on with dignity. Instead, develop a glass-half-full attitude as you face the future. It helps you to keep optimistic that things will get better heading forward. Focusing on the good things in your life can help you get through your grief.
Keep your support system close
Even if your divorce was easier than most, it’s crucial to have a strong support system. People close to you who lend their sympathetic ears can help you cope better. On days that feel more difficult emotionally, you can lean on them even if it’s just to spend quiet quality time together.
Take care of yourself
To move on from your divorce with dignity, take care of yourself. Keep up with your healthy habits such as eating a healthful diet, exercising and seeing doctors whenever necessary. You may also want to adopt other healthy activities such as meditation, journaling or deep breathing exercises in your routine.
Sometimes, a divorce is necessary. If this is the case, you can move on in ways that are positive and healthy and keep your head held high.