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Divorce signals a new beginning to life


Many Virginia residents know sometimes divorcing couples suffer from depression. Many others do not want to separate, but are forced to by their spouses. However, these negative thoughts may not be a correct way to think of a divorce because they may hurt a divorcing spouse's future. Divorce should be thought of not as the ending of a life, but as a new beginning.

Understanding that the decision to part ways can be a stepping stone to a better future is a good way to deal with the negative emotions divorce can invoke. Adopting a positive attitude may create a better life for the divorcing spouse, as well any children affected by divorce. New friends and fulfilling new activities can help the transition from a married to single life. A person may also have been so involved in family life that he or she was unable to pursue activities of interest. A divorce can help a person explore new sides of life and boost self-confidence.

Forgiving an ex-spouse may also be beneficial to moving ahead. It may help reduce the emotional pain of divorce, and help smoothly address issues related to child custody and visitation. However, hurtful experiences do not often allow forgiveness, so care may be taken not to explicitly criticize a spouse in front of children, which may negatively affect their emotions and behavior.

Dealing with issues related to property division, alimony, child support and child custody may also help a divorcee easily accept a new life. When issues related to divorce are solved, moving on to a new life without financial worries is much simpler. Nonetheless, professional legal guidance may be required in solving these issues. An Alexandria divorce professional can help handle child custody matters, visitation plans and payments related to child support and alimony.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Divorced? 4 Valuable Life Lessons to Master Now," Rosalind Sedacca, July 2, 2014

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