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There are benefits of being divorced? You bet!

It is easy to get down on things when you are going through a divorce. Ending a marriage can be a draining, difficult process.

But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Many others have been through challenging divorces before you, and have come through on the other side better for it. Considering some of the benefits they report enjoying after returning to single life can help you push through the tough parts of your own divorce.

At first, you might feel lonely after your divorce. This is natural and normal - but most people report that the loneliness subsides. In its places rises up a feeling of empowerment; you are now solely in charge of your own life.

This newfound freedom plays into a number of area in your life. Want to redecorate your living space? Finally paint the walls that color your ex hated, or splurge on that entertainment center? Now is your chance to indulge in any changes you want to make.

You will also now have the chance to embrace new experiences. You have no reason to say no to taking a trip, for example, or meeting new acquaintances. And, if you are returning to the workforce for the first time in a number of years, you should not look at it as a scary thing; work is meaningful and productive, and going in to the workplace will help you feel better about yourself and meet a variety of new people.

These are only a few of the many benefits of life after divorce. It can be difficult to forge ahead with confidence when the future is uncertain. But rest assured, life after divorce can be just as good, and usually is even better, than life married to someone who was just not right for you.

Source: The Huffington Post, Sharing the Silver Linings of Divorce, Jackie Pilossoph, June 29, 2013


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