Best Books to Help You Throughout Your Divorce

Divorce is all about difficult decisions, transitions, and negotiations. You could use all the help you can get, right? While browsing the web and getting advice from friends, your therapist or other trusted people are super helpful, sometimes it’s easier to just sit down and read one complete book on the topic you’re dealing with. All you need to do to find books on moving on after divorce is a simple Google search… but then you’re going to be faced

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6 Ways to Get Closure After a Relationship Ends

You’ve undoubtedly heard others speak about the need for “closure” after a relationship ends. You’ve probably needed it yourself, whether that was after you left a job or you grew apart from your first love. Now, it’s if you’re ending your marriage.  But accepting that your marriage is over and truly moving on without letting it hold you back isn’t easy. And it is crucial in order to make sense of what happened, learn what you need and can’t tolerate

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Spring Lessons About Hope and Growth After Divorce

This winter has been cold, long, and hard. But look out the window, and you’ll notice spring on its way. Mother Nature is transitioning her outdoor world, and soon, we’ll bask in the delights of spring once again. The changing of the seasons makes for a simple but powerful analogy to the changes you go through in a divorce. The beginning of divorce feels cold, long, and hard. But time passes. Things improve. Here are some seasonally-inspired metaphors to guide

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7 Ways to Love Yourself More

Could you love yourself more? The divorce process took its toll on your love life, as you lost a partner who at one time vowed to love you unconditionally. But then things changed for one or both of you; however, that does not mean you are unloveable. In fact, it means you now need to love yourself even more. We are all guilty of attributing a lot of our self-worth to outside validation like attention, admiration and approval from others.

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Embracing Your New Identity After Divorce

Are you struggling to know who you are now that you are no longer married? Identity crises are common following the breakup of a marriage or any meaningful relationship. One of your key roles, a partner, has changed drastically or ended. Like all losses, you will experience a period of grief — even if the decision was a happy one that you made.  Divorce is so much more than a legal process — it disrupts your sense of self, your daily

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6 Small Ways to Kick Off Your New Beginning (Even if Your Divorce Feels Stuck)

Has the past year (or 10) been incredibly difficult? If you’re going through a divorce or even just thinking about ending your marriage, you’re understandably overwhelmed. You probably have lots of big changes you want to make or have a super long list of things you need to do. The truth is, it’s unlikely you can make substantial progress in a short period of time. Why pressure yourself to move mountains right away?  Steady progress results from small steps toward

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Soft and Fierce: The Surprising Way to Mend a Broken Heart

Heartbroken and desperate to heal and be open to love again? Most of us suffer in silence after love ends, thinking it’s better to cry it out privately and put up walls to protect us from further pain. While it’s natural to want to hide from the world, the truth is that allowing yourself to be vulnerable and riding with the waves of emotion was by far the strongest and quickest path toward healing. When we show our vulnerability, we

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5 Ways to Make 2022 Your Happiest Year Ever

Where has the year gone?! You’ve been through a lot this year, and that’s not even including the pandemic, politics, and all the craziness happening all over the world. You’re making big changes and starting to get clarity on what you need more and less of in your life. The New Year is a really inspiring, hopeful time of year — a new landscape is ahead of you, fresh and full of potential.  You’ve already taken a giant step toward

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Happier Holi(Days) Are Coming: A Spotify Playlist For the Happily Divorced and Newly Separated

Tired of all the sappy holiday music about kissing your special someone under the mistletoe? Us too. Even if you are in love (again) and immersed in the romance of the season, there’s no use crying over a song about lost love and missing you-know-who. You need a playlist of inspiring, kick-ass songs for solo time this time of year. We created a playlist of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and other festive tunes that don’t have triggers to make you feel

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Seven Life-Changing Lessons We Learn Only After Divorce

No one gets married thinking they will get divorced. But it happens, and that’s okay. And it’s never fun. In fact, even if you’ve come to grips with divorce as the best option, it’s still heartbreaking. But here’s the thing: Most people come out of it so much happier. Sounds hard to believe, right? But after 16 years of working with divorcing couples, I know this to be true. Divorce gives us the opportunity to truly live with intention and

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