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How To Make The Perfect Online Dating Profile

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Modern dating definitely has its differences from traditional dating in the past. While people still meet others through mutual friends, blind dates, or going out, many now use the power of technology to find their match, aka dating sites. In fact, statistics show that over 50 million people have tried online dating and 1 in every 5 relationships are started online. As chances are you have an online profile or have at least thought about creating one, it’(more...)

New Life, This Way

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A clear road map for healing your heart while using your head.

Are you having a hard time coping with divorce?

Perhaps you’re struggling with guilt over your decision to leave or were blindsided by your spouse making the decision for you?  Fearful about your future and uncertain about your ability to get through the process intact?  Is your head swimming with all you need to figure out?

Do you need help navigating the turbulence (more...)

What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Want Parenting Time With Their Other Parent

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Guest post by Steven L. Fritsch
While children generally enjoy spending time with their non-custodial parents, this is not the case for every child of divorce. Your child likely has very specific reasons for why they don’t want parenting time with their other parent. There are rational and anxiety-driven reasons as to why they don’t want to see your ex. Depending upon their age, they express their anxiety in many ways. Younger ones tend to (more...)

How To Avoid A Mistake When You Decide Where To Live After Divorce

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Figuring out where to live after divorce is often very unsettling and is the issue that causes the most upheaval. While you and your STBX are discussing what happens to the marital home, you feel in a state of limbo, uncertain where life will take you. That makes it hard to make other decisions and yet, at least one of you is going to have to move.
Here you are, in the middle of one of life’s (more...)

You Can Mend Your Broken Heart 💔 ➡️💖

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Recovery is often associated with overcoming addiction.  However, for those dealing with divorce, recovery is their reality as well.  So, if you’re dealing with the emotional turmoil of divorce, rather than focus only on what is being lost, try to anticipate positive things that may be gained.

This month we focus on divorce, not as an end, but as a beginning.  The beginning of a new life, perhaps even a new you.  If (more...)

Want A Happy Life After Divorce? You Have To Let Go Of The Past

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If you want a happy life after divorce then you have to let go of the past.
That’s true regardless of the circumstances that led to the end of your marriage and it’s true for all of us. We all learn things about ourselves in this process. We learn about our values, our beliefs, our choices. And, if we do the self-work, we understand where they came from and if they are serving us or (more...)

Divorce Advice: 5 Great Tips for Handling Conflict with Your Ex

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Do you envy those separated parents who still act like best friends? What divorce advice do those ex-couples know who can go out on family outings together like there is no bad blood between them?
If you know any divorced couples who act like this, then they are truly lucky, because most divorced couples can’t stand the sight of one another. Not every post-divorce relationship is going to be ideal. It will take a lot of (more...)

Why It’s Wrong To Think You’re Not A Family After Divorce

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A common reason for not wanting to end a marriage is not to break up the family but that’s flawed logic. It’s wrong to think you’re not a family after divorce.
Ask people who are post-divorce and they’ll tell you that they are still a family, they’re just a little different now.
This tells us two things: being in a family is important to many people and the concept (more...)

In Life After Divorce, Don’t Play Small

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Does life after divorce and a lack of confidence have you playing small? 
by Shannon McGorry
 
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
That is one of my favorite quotes and I share it because it helps light the spark in me, and my hope is that it does the same for you.
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Believe It Or Not An Amicable Divorce Is Possible

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The news is routinely filled with sensational stories of divorce gone wrong. We read about vindictive spouses who are hell bent on destroying their exes. We read about greedy lawyers who fan the flames of conflict so that divorces last longer and they make more money. But think about it. What we never read about are stories of an amicable divorce.
No one hears about the people who somehow manage to end their marriages without spending their lives’ (more...)