Not every relationship ends with a happily ever after ending. But just because a relationship has ended doesn’t mean that it has to be a sad occasion. On the contrary, divorce can sometimes be a blessing. Divorce can enhance one’s feelings of independence, strengthen other relationships, encourage emotional growth, and allow time to focus on other aspects of life. Just because a relationship is over doesn’t mean your life is!
- Perhaps it was having more opportunity or need, but I met a lot of people post-divorce and made a lot of friends. Support also comes from the legions of divorced people. They write and talk about divorce.
- Relationships can be stifling. It was far too easy for me to subjugate my aspirations to those of my partner and child. It was easy to act out the wife and mother roles I inherited from my family.
- People tried to tell me when to date, when not to date, what to do about my kid, what not to do about my kid, what to do in new relationships and what not to do.
“After the necessary period of wallowing, I started doing things that made me happy. I ran more. I began studying life coaching and started practicing yoga.”