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Adjusting to Financial and Emotional Changes after Divorce

 Posted on November 04, 2014 in Divorce

changes after divorce, counseling after divorce, DuPage County divorce lawyer, emotional changes after divorce, Illinois divorce lawyer, divorce and finances, divorce recoveryAs stressful and difficult as a divorce often is,  it is helpful to view the situation as the start of a new life—a clean slate. Divorce does indeed bring about new changes and challenges which can be both emotional and financial. However, knowing what to expect can encourage one move forward and persevere through the tough times.

Taking on the Financial Challenges

Adjusting to a single source of income is a challenge; some people's only source of income is from their spouse. In any case, post-divorce life is about reassessing a current financial situation and learning how to live within a new budget.

Prioritizing purchases and expenses is the best strategy—especially if there are children involved. This is a time to hit the reset button and spend intelligently and cautiously.

Taking on the Emotional Challenges

Divorce might be easier if it did not involve the literal separation of what was supposed to be a happy and pleasant relationship. Dealing with legal work and finances are one matter; getting used to living on one's own is another.

One of the first steps for getting used to a new life is simply to allow emotions, such as grief, loss and sadness, to come and go on their own. This is a healthy process. Suppressing these emotions will only make the recovery process more difficult.

Additionally, according to WebMD, recent divorcees may benefit from seeking private or group counseling. Those who choose not to do this should at least seek the comfort of friends and family.

Living Life as You Want 

A failed marriage does not mean one is a failed person. Sometimes, relationships do not work out. Divorce is an opportunity to find what truly matters in life and to pursue it. It is the time to seek out dream careers, embrace hobbies, and even travel.

If you are going through a divorce, you do not have to go through it alone. Contact an experienced DuPage County divorce lawyer at Stock, Carlson & Asso. LLC. With more than 30 years in practice, we have helped clients with alimony, child custody, child support, and other divorce agreements. Call us today at 630-665-2500 to schedule a consultation.

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