Five Tips to Survive and Thrive Through a Divorce

Divorce is an unfortunate reality for a lot of people at some point in their lives. While it is generally not considered a good thing, you can not only survive but thrive as you make your way through the divorce process. Here are five tips that will help if you find yourself in this situation.

TIP 1 – Keep Your Perspective – Although the divorce might seem like it is consuming your life while it is ongoing remember that at some point it will just be a part of your past life. So even though it seems enormous right now remind yourself that this feeling is temporary.

Read also: “Resentment is poison“.

TIP 2 – Hire a Good Lawyer and Follow Their Advice – Many people fear hiring a lawyer, thinking that doing so will turn their divorce into a giant battle. If you go to the right lawyer the opposite will happen and they will help you reach a fair and fast conclusion.

TIP 3 – Don’t Start Dating too Quickly – Often people feel (especially if they think their spouse is “leaving them”) that they need to immediately jump back into the dating world to prove that they are still desirable. This can be overwhelming and too much too soon. There is plenty of time to date and it will be a lot more fun after you have had a chance to transition to being single again first. This leads me to Tip #4…

TIP 4 – Let Yourself Grieve, But Don’t Dwell – Give yourself permission to feel bad about it for a little while. It is natural and healthy to grieve when a lifelong commitment doesn’t work out the way you hoped it would. But remember that you only get once chance at this life so you should treasure each day as the gift that it is. If you keep this in mind you will eventually be able to move on, appreciating your marriage for whatever positive you got out of it and then happily move forward into the next phase of your life.

TIP 5 – Take Care of Yourself By Having Some Fun – It might be trite but laughter really is the best medicine, even for a heartache. Find a way to get some laughter and joy into your life. If you have kids, go out of your way to do fun things with them during your with them. If you have hobbies that you enjoy, do them. And if you grew up in the 70’s or 80’s and just need a laugh check out this happy little clouds video.

Follow these tips and you will be able to move onward and upward with your life even through the divorce process.

About the Author

This is a guest post by Scott Morgan is an Austin divorce lawyer with 18 years of experience helping people navigate the divorce process. You can read more about him at the Morgan Law Firm website.


  1. Hipolito Damore says

    Sometime a moment still,… bring us very close to the infinite boundless. And suddenly it seems that we are standing apart from a hard-mass(body), but still it is the only access for us to connect to the source of ever lasting Peace and Joy as the Master says’ There is a Lot of Past inside in each one of us. Like a projector showing us a movie on the mental screen and different movie for different mental screen we react(Re-Act) accordingly to this projector of the past. Master teaches to detach,….detach from this mental movie which paint a story……a unique story to identify with……..Master show us the way to enlightenment. He says you are not listening to me you are listening to the voice of presence i.e. to your voice. Actually we all are looking for fulfillment and the code error is to find it outside us in the World, which all follows the law of Impermanence. Each one of us has some belief system that intuitively guides us to move in a specified direction like a animated puppet. This belief system give us the belief to search for stability out of Insecurities and we move, run , sleep, talk about it accordingly to the beliefand assure us that ultimately either I have lost that connection to a complete Satisfaction,Fulfillment, Stability, Security or….I believe that I shall have it infuture by acquiring and possessing this or that at some point but in the course of all miss the most important fragment of life NOW, actually the connection is neverlost it is there inside us and whoever will look for the connection will definitelyget it. It is like to raise the tower of our transmission to receive it. But still no one can help you but you. You are the Link and when you walk to the source ultimately YOU become the SOURCE.Till then just follow three golden rule1. Non-Resistance2. Non-Judgement3. Non-Attachment to everything……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Feel Life In you and around you.It is One LIfe that flows through us. MY Life is Illusion. Look at the sky Look out how each arrangement of Solar system, our planet, Ozone layer Atmospheric pressure are so accurate to have life come in the form of animation around us……………….

  2. Divorce can be a blessing, but often it comes in disguise, a very fooling, very painful disguise. Great tips.

  3. I am going thru this and its ugly.I love my husband…but his habitual drunkness ruined everything.I’d stay by his side till he quits….the question is:can I afford wasting my life with a person who loves the liquor more than himself?

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