Divorce is an unfortunate reality that many Americans grapple with daily. According to records, about half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce; and Texas is definitely no exception to the statistic. Immediately after a divorce, you need to do a few things to reboot; things that will propel you towards a better future.
First, right after a divorce, the newly divorced spouse needs to take care of him or herself.
Self-care can be a very sensitive issue. In the period when a person is going through a divorce, self-care can really make the difference between just getting along or enjoying the day as it happens. It has been observed that when a person takes care of oneself, then he or she has the potential to be free enough to give the best to the world. Although divorce can knock out a person's equilibrium, the plan should be to participate in some activities that can improve both physical and mental health to bring back that state of evenness.
It is advantageous to find out the root of the person's unhappiness and then extract it to solve the problem. If the person is missing fun or physical touch, then analyze why that is happening and work towards a goal to provide what is needed.
Another important thing to do is create a doable routine that provides emotional stability. In addition to creating a list of things that must be done, a newly divorced person should also list the things that should not be done to keep a positive attitude after a divorce.
Source: The Huffington Post, "The No. 1 Action You Must Take After Divorce," Honoree Corder, Nov. 3, 2014