On average, 4,800 Americans get divorced per day. You are certainly not alone. Yet at times it feels like you are the only person getting a divorce. Parting ways after years of living together is not easy but not all marriages are meant to last. We did a lot of research (professionally and personally!) and compiled our absolute favorite resources – hope you like them too!
Artkive App enables divorced parents to store and share their children’s artwork. Both parents can have access to their kids’ drawings, photographs and similar memorabilia. Artkive collects your children’s art and stores it on a computer which can be accessed from anywhere. Parents can also request hardcopies.
Mind Body Green (on Meditation)
Mind Body Green is a wonderful resource for those who are new to meditation. Most of us are already aware of the benefits of meditation but when it comes to starting up a meditation practice, there is often a lack of enthusiasm because the whole process seems a bit overwhelming as there is no clear guideline on how to start. MBG has a step by step guide to help you make the best of your meditation practice.
Better After 50 (on Divorce)
Better After 50 has a divorce section dedicated to helping you through the different stages of divorce. Whether you are about to get a divorce or have already divorced, BA50 offers proven advice on how to overcome the difficulties of divorce and start living a happy life again.
Psychology Today (on Co-parenting)
Psychology Today explores the positive aspects of co-parenting by telling parents what to do instead of what not to do. This comprehensive resource walks you through the different steps you can take not just to help your kid(s) cope with your divorce but to flourish in the aftermath. It encourages parents to be open and reasonable about their divorce with their children as well as each other.
Huffington Post (on Silver linings in Divorce)
Huffington Post walks you through the various benefits of divorce no one talks about. Divorce is a challenging experience but when it is over, you need not to come out as a miserable person. Instead, you can focus on the bright side of life after divorce.
Your Tango (on Life After Divorce)
Your Tango sheds light on the importance of putting divorce behind you and preparing for the life ahead. Accept that everything happens for a reason and that divorce is not the end of the world. No good ever resulted from giving up and surrendering. Clear your mind about all the things you are going to do next and prepare to take action.
Good Men Project (on Post-Divorce Relationship)
Good Men Project gives valuable advice on what qualifies as a healthy post divorce relationship. Relationships after divorce need not to be dramatic and tense. Educating yourself to be more reasonable and realistic with your ex is going to benefit everyone in the family.
YouTube Video (on Taking Action)
This YouTube Video emphasizes the need to take action. The world is full of people who are too afraid to take risks and make bold decisions. If you meet these people, most of them will have a big list of excuses to show you why they failed in life. On the other hand, if you meet those who succeeded in life, you will find a hundred reasons that could have stopped them from achieving their goals,but they did it anyway. If you want to succeed in life, you will have to stand up, let go and move on.
Psychology Today (on Thriving after Divorce)
Psychology Today explores how you can do right by yourself in life after divorce. If you just got a divorce, one of the first things you need to do is think about yourself. You decided to get a divorce to make things better not to make them worse. This guide reveals the different steps you should take to thrive after divorce.
Good Therapy (on Releasing Regret after Divorce)
Good Therapy sheds light on the need to stay focused on what lies ahead and to stop having second feelings about divorce. Divorces do not happen overnight. There is often a series of conversations and events that culminates in a divorce. It is never easy but once you divorce, despite all the implications, rest assured that it is for the best.
Responsible Divorce (on Bonding after Divorce)
Responsible Divorce offers insight into how responsible parents spend life after divorce. While it may be difficult to forget the past, parents can do right by themselves and their children by fostering feelings of bonding and cooperation in life after divorce.
Babble presents a list of divorce songs to help you get over your ex. There are songs to match any mood. You can listen to happy songs, like Merry Happy by Kate Nash or you can listen to angry songs, like Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood. There are inspirational songs as well, like On Track by Ian Brown.
Divorce Mag (on Introducing New Partner to Kids)
Divorce Mag explains the different rules for introducing your new partner to your kids. While it is healthy practice to get over your ex and start a new life with another partner, you should think about how and when you introduce your new partner to your kids. The guide describes the importance of timing, circumstances, age of your kids and nature of your relationship with your new partner before you make such a decision.
Scary Mommy (on Single Parenting)
Scary Mommy outlines the various steps you can take to be successful as a single parent. Even though your role before divorce might have been more limited, as a single parent you will have to wear different hats. The guide explains the steps you can take to make the transition smooth and effective in a direct and humorous way.
Making Lemonade is a wonderful forum for single parents to seek advice, offer guidance, exchange views and share experiences with other single parents. There are different resources available on dating, divorce and children education.
Huffington Post(on Sex After Divorce )
Huffington Post addresses the sexual freedom you attain in your life after divorce. You are no longer taken for granted. You get to fulfill your fantasies while feeling like a teenager again. There is no commitment or any strings attached. It makes you forget about your divorce and feel good about yourself.
NY Mag (on Redecorating)
NY Mag explores the different possibilities for redecorating your home after your ex has moved out. If your ex took a big portion of the stuff, you may have to buy new. Or you may want to get rid of the stuff you bought together or received as gifts. Once you are done, throw a housewarming party to celebrate what you have done.
Apartment Therapy (on Redecorating)
Apartment Therapy discusses the need to get rid of some of your ex’s stuff if it results in an emotional trigger. But you should be rational about how you deal with it lest you get rid of the stuff you will soon need.
Huffington Post (on Parenting with a Narcissist)
Huffington Post walks you through the different steps you can take as a co-parent to cope with a high conflict ex. It is not unusual to see divorced parents losing their calm in front of kids or in public. The guide explains how you can set boundaries and make it clear that they are respected.
Psychology Today (on Co-parenting)
Psychology Today offers advices on what you should and should not do to make co-parenting a success. It is best to cast emotions and grievances aside and focus on how to make things better for the family. The guide explains how you can set rules and plans to keep things simple.
Families Go Travel (on Travel for Single Parents and Kids)
Families Go Travel explores how single parents can have a good time with their kids by availing special offers at resorts in Idaho, St. Maarten, Mexico and Florida. The guide sorts resorts by best value, best deal, best variety and most luxurious.
Frommers (on Travel for Single Parents and Kids)
Frommers outlines the various prerequisites of planning a successful family vacation as a single parent with your kids with advice on the selection of the destination, activities to partake in, and travel resources for single parents.
Getting a divorce is one of the most difficult decisions you will make in life. Like all difficult decisions, it will test you in multiple ways and require you to be strong and steadfast. While guidance and counseling can do a lot to help you get over it, no one understands you better than yourself. Times like these will require you to put the past behind and be audacious enough to take action and move on, utilizing all resources at your disposal to make life better not only for yourself but for all those who count on you.