Divorce: The End? Or Just the Beginning?
On May 3, 2016 by Eric Klein
While divorce is indeed, by definition, the dissolution of a marriage, we know that divorce is most often associated with negative matters such as fighting, division of assets, alimony, and – if there are children involved – custody issues. However, there is a silver lining to divorce that we don’t hear about too often. Divorce doesn’t have to be just an end; it can also be a beginning. Divorce provides many opportunities and teachable moments.
Freedom to Start Fresh
After a divorce, one can choose the direction of their life. Many say that without the weight of a draining relationship dragging them down, they experience renewed energy, happiness and drive.
Personal and Professional Growth
The opportunity for self-reflection is reported as one of the most positive aspects of divorce. One can acknowledge the patterns that led to the divorce; recognize what they can change within themselves; and discover what they can, or cannot, accept regarding to the behavior of a spouse. Another positive outcome of divorce is professional growth, since more time can be spent focusing on work and developing professional connections. This can even lead to a stronger financial future.
Second Chance at Love
Love is possible after divorce! In fact, many people are more particular the second time around, after having learned from past mistakes and gaining a better understanding of their wants and needs in a relationship.
We all know that stress can do a number on our physical and emotional wellbeing, so many people feel stronger and healthier without the unhappiness of a bad marriage. Also, not having someone to remind you to take your medication or go to the doctor forces individuals to take ownership of their health. After divorce, people have more time to exercise and more freedom to make choices when it comes to diet and lifestyle. Plus, they many want to look and feel their best if deciding to go “back on the market.”
Strengthened Bonds with Children
Divorce is extremely emotional, and it can be even more difficult when there are children involved. However, there are many ways that parents and children can benefit from divorce. Parents learn to value their time with their children more, and the quality of time spent is enhanced because the parent is more focused on the children. Plus, children can reap the benefits of spending one-on-one time with each parent, which provides great bonding opportunities. Finally, divorce provides children with an important lesson, and that is: Never give up on happiness. It’s really important for children to know that they should create a life that brings them happiness and to never settle for anything less.
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