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There Is No Easy Or Quick Way To Heal From Divorce

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We all need to heal from divorce. That applies just as much to the person who initiates the divorce as the person whose spouse makes the decision.
The healing process stirs up a lot of feelings and hurts from our childhood and family of origin, our societal and cultural norms and expectations and, of course from the marriage itself and previous committed relationships.
It’s no wonder many people avoid the work of healing! Yet, if you skip (more...)

Stressed About the Holidays? Here’s What to Do.

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Well, Thanksgiving is done and we’ve survived Black Friday but we’re not through the holiday abyss yet.
This means we’ll most likely be dreading the stress, craziness, and visions of perfection shoved down our throats.
For many of us, the holidays can feel dark, lonely, and stressful—especially if we are going through or recovering from divorce. Instead of looking forward to beautiful decorations, the smell of baking pies, and holiday (more...)

Is He Your Transitional Man Or Is He The One?

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What is a transitional relationship and how can they help you find love? A transitional man (or woman) is the first significant relationship that usually comes after a long term relationship or marriage. They are someone who helps you find your footing, after a difficult breakup.
I began thinking about my transitional man when I had a conversation with a group of women about divorce, relationships and love. We began talking about the men we had dated and realized (more...)

Emotional Hell When A Spouse Has An Emotional Affair?

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When someone finds out their spouse is cheating or cheated, it’s awful. I’ve personally been there—not in my marriage but in another relationship. It’s like you just got punched in the stomach, and you keep feeling like you are repeatedly getting punched in the stomach for days, even weeks. It’s shocking (even for those who suspected it), it’s infuriating, it makes you feel like you will never (more...)

No, You’re Not Going Crazy! You’re Going Through a Divorce!

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There is no doubt that going through a divorce can be brutal, and anyone who has ever been through one will tell you that emotions can be so intense, you might feel like you are going crazy! But you’re not. Here are some things that can make someone going through a divorce feel unstable, along with why you’re not, and my advice.
• Change is happening-on every level of your life.
Divorce in its very (more...)

Husband Is Having An Emotional Affair

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Emotional Affair Warning Signs Most emotional affairs start innocently enough.  For example, a woman in your husband’s workplace is having trouble in her marriage, and in the middle of their busy days, she begins to confide in your husband.  She says her husband doesn’t understand her. Before long, an emotional affair husband and his

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Christmas Alone After Divorce

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Spending Christmas alone after divorce can bring heartache that is hard to describe. The expectations about families and Christmas are often unrealistic After divorce, the whole holiday season often causes more sadness and stress than comfort and joy. It doesn’t have to be that way. When you are experiencing your first Christmas after divorce,

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Tips for the early days of single parenting.

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Tips for the early days of single parenting
When you become a single parent there’s often quite a huge amount of change to cope with. You might be dealing with the reality of single parenting, having to move home, start earning for the first time in many years, or start the juggling challenges of co-parenting as you and your former partner adjust to your new situation.
The uncertainty can lead to all kinds of strong emotions. You (more...)

What Halloween Candy Reveals About Your Divorce

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Tis the season – no, not Christmas yet – of Halloween candy. Whether you buy it at the store and eat it all before the trick-or-treating or your children bring loads of it home on October 31, there will be candy and it will be tempting.
You may have memories of your own trick-or-treating fun as you watch your children choose which candy is their favorite, which gets thrown or traded away, and which ones they absolutely must share (more...)

Do You Need to Mark an Ending? Saying A ‘Good Goodbye’ & Creating a Personal Ritual Helps You Move Forward

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We all go through endings. Sometimes we say goodbye to friends, family, lovers, partners, jobs and to those who have died. But do you understand how to handle goodbyes with grace, compassion, and kindness?

Have you ever pondered that marking an ending with a simple ritual helps you to move forward, or move on, or be open to the new opportunities that endings create?

An ending is really a new beginning.

Some endings are painful, some are forced (more...)