5 Tips For Safely Navigating a Divorce


Sometimes, it’s for the best, for everyone involved.

But even if you know this to be true, there’s no guarantee that you’re just going to just accept the breakdown of your marriage.

Any change in a person’s life can be hard to handle; and one as big as the ending of a marriage can be very hard to handle indeed, even, as we said, if everyone agrees it’s the right thing to do.

The important thing to remember is that, no matter how painful it might be, there is a brighter future ahead. Below, we take a look at some useful tips that’ll help you to safely navigate the transition.

Give Yourself Time

There are people who get their dream job in a new city, and then, when they get there, think they don’t like it.

It’s not true — it’s just the change, which is playing tricks on their mind. If a positive change can have that effect, then you can imagine what a less positive change can do.

That’s why it’s important to give yourself time to adjust to your new position. Your initial feelings do not reflect how things are going to be forever.

Keep Things Civil

People get divorced for any number of reasons.

Even if it was a generally civil end, there’s still going to be a lot of pain, hurt, suffering, feelings of betrayal, and so on.

While you’ll be tempted to follow these feelings to their conclusion, it’s better if you take a different path, the more mature path.

You’ll need to deal with your partner in one way or another, and everything will be less heartbreaking for everyone involved if it’s not more complicated than it needs to be.

Continue Being an Awesome Father

Part of what makes people feel so bad about divorce isn’t because of the effect it has on their life, but their children’s lives.

While the relationship between you and your partner may have changed, the one between you and your kids will not. Whatever happens, continue to be an awesome father.

Of course, in some cases, you might need to fight for your father’s rights in order to continue seeing them. Do it.

You’ll be able to handle your new relationship status if your role as a father hasn’t changed.

Talk it Out

It doesn’t matter how accepting of the divorce you were.

Sooner or later, you’re going to hit a tough period, during which you begin to have doubts about yourself, you look to the past, and so on.

When these periods arrive, don’t struggle all on your own — talk it out. It’s much easier to handle tough situations if we don’t keep them bottled up.

Look to the Future

Finally, look to the future! This divorce is just one part of your life — it’s not everything.

While it might not feel like it right now, you have a future, one that’s full of good times. So make some plans, see this is as an opportunity, and begin walking forward.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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