The decision to divorce is one that’s usually not taken lightly. Most people think hard about what they’re going to do. One thing that some don’t expect is the changes that come during the first year after the divorce.
Some of these changes and other things that happen during that first year will lead to a range of emotions. Being prepared to deal with them may help you to feel less stressed as you go through them.
Special events, such as holidays, can be hard to deal with during the first year. It may help you if you decide ahead of time what you want to do on those special days. Figure out new traditions and think about who you’d enjoy spending the day with. If you have children, include them in the plans if they’ll be with you on those days.
Successes and losses
When you were married, you had your spouse there to share successes and losses with. Now, you won’t have that support at home. During the first year, the loss of companionship in these situations might be intense. Having someone you can count on when you need to vent or celebrate is beneficial.
Your social circle may change because of the divorce. People who were there during your marriage may not be willing or able to deal with the divorce and leave you and your ex alone. The good news is that you can try to rekindle relationships you lost when you got married.
Taking the time to prepare for all things related to the divorce may take time. You must ensure that you’re preparing for the legal process, as well as for your new life as a single person. Working with someone familiar with situations like yours is beneficial since you can draw from their knowledge.