All Around Resourceful
I’ve Moved On – I love Thom’s positive but raw take on life after divorce: “moving on to life’s next great adventure and love.” This site is full of resources. From an interactive community to a podcast covering “behind closed doors” topics like evil exes and co-parenting, to a robust collection of articles on divorce, finances, counseling, therapy, co-parenting and solo parenting, there’s just a lot here. And there’s even a section on motivational quotes, so you can leave with a new mantra every time you visit!
Her Soul Repair – Written by Lauren McKinley, author of Stop Wrecking My Home: How to Come out of a Broken Marriage in One Piece, this heartfully written blog is like the hug you need when you’re feeling down. Her mission is to help you through all the emotions you’re experiencing at every stage of your divorce. From posts on forgiveness to marriage to infidelity to dating after divorce, there’s a lot of good stuff here.
DivorceForce – This site connects people going through divorce with various experts in the field. Here, you can explore articles written by divorce professionals and participate in a robust community discussing all things divorce. It’s a great place to ask questions and find professionals in a variety of fields working in your area.
Survive Divorce – This site is chock-full of great resources and actionable advice covering all facets of divorce. Money, kids, emotional support, legal stuff, and the list goes on. Whether you’re looking for information, inspiration, or community…Survive Divorce has got you covered!
Services + More
Worthy helps you understand the true value of your wedding ring, and they’ll help you get the best price for that, as well as diamond jewelry and watches you’ve been holding on to post-divorce but may not actually want to keep lying around in your new life. But what I really love is their blog. It’s a hidden gem of extra practical advice from people who’ve gone through divorce and experts in the field (like me!). Watch for their podcast – it’s launching soon.
SAS for Women – They provide divorce support and coaching for women going through divorce. You can take advantage of their services virtually through their full calendar of webinars and classes, their videos, articles and free divorce support, or work your way through their thoughtful 46 Steps to Ensure Your Divorce Recovery. They also make it possible for you to connect in person with other divorced women who are ready to move on, through their group trips.
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So Worth Loving – When you need a reminder of just how amazing you are, put on a tee from this website, then look in the mirror, my friend! I highly encourage you to take a look at what they have to offer, because their cozy tees have messages we all should internalize, from their trademark “so worth loving” to important reminders like “be kind to yourself.” SWL’s founder (Eryn) is one of my favorite writers of all time. Read her story here and be prepared to relate, cry, and swoon. Oh, and don’t stop there: the blog is absolutely worth checking out – real stories from real people that will remind you of why you need to take care of, love, respect and celebrate the amazing, one and only you. The whole site is an instant pick-me-up.
Simple Habits – This free meditation app will keep you centered, grounded and focused on the future. I love it because it’s a break when you need it, as long (or short) as you need it, offering meditations as short as five minutes a day. Whether you’re focusing on self-improvement, health, productivity, intimacy, anxiety, relationships or even weight loss and fitness, there’s a meditation waiting for you here.
Gutted – Allie Stark is a wellness coach and someone who’s become a dear friend and colleague to me. She’s just got a raw, honest, thoughtful and smart take on all things related to the you that you really are. Her talks and coaching focus on mindfulness, resiliency, communication, leadership, systems theory, wellness, cultural competency, and self-care. But you get all of that and more as she interviews an impressive roster of guests on her podcast.
DivorceWell – Divorce Well is the podcast for healthy separation and divorce. Hosted by Christina Vinters (family mediator, author & gratefully non-practicing divorce lawyer), the podcast consists of interviews with experts from across North America about issues related to the challenges of separation, and the strategies, services and tech solutions available to help couples divorce well. Some of the common threads explored across episodes include de-escalation of conflict, productive action, and self-care.