10 Things to Do After a Divorce

We all know divorce can be a very tricky time. Sometimes however, the hardest part comes afterwards when all the formalities are complete. It’s hard to know what to do or how to get your life back on track after a divorce, but it’s important you stay true to yourself, recognise the way you feel and take steps to act accordingly. In this infographic, we look at 10 things to do after a divorce, and how moving on straight away might not mean you are as strong as you think you are.

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What to Do After A Divorce

Learn that Life is a Work In Progress

It’s impossible to have all the answers at once. It’s okay not to know and learn as you go along.

Don’t Hide the Pain

Divorce hurts and it is okay to feel the pain, recognise it and not hide away from it.

Don’t Feel the Pressure to Move On

Take your own time, and don’t feel the need to sweep your previous life under the carpet.

Focus on What You Have

There’s still a lot of good in the world, and a great deal that you can change about your life. Focus on that.

Look after Your Family

Focus on putting your family first. They will continue to be your priority.

Travel the World

Take the opportunity to see your life from another perspective. Do something you couldn’t have done before your divorce.

Don’t Feel like you need to Force Change

Doing something proactive is great, but if it doesn’t feel right, don’t force it. Everything will work its self out in its own time.

Set Small Goals

Don’t let yourself get into a situation where you’re getting nowhere. Setting yourself and achieving small targets will boost your confidence and make you feel you’re making progress.

Stay Healthy

It’s important to stay on top of your personal well-being. Make sure you make an effort to stay healthy – exercise is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety.

Learn to Love Yourself

It’s natural for many people to feel a sense of self-rejection after a divorce. Learn to like yourself again and this will help you come to terms with your situation.


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