Kelsey Keeton

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Post-Divorce Forgiveness

When your divorce is finally over, you'll probably be eager to move on with your life. Still, there might be some nagging feelings holding you back. In these cases, it can be useful to practice some post-divorce forgiveness. Doing so can help you get started on your new chapter... Post-Divorce Forgiveness: Making Changes Why forgive? Post-divorce forgiveness can seem like a bit of a tall order at first. This is especially true if you feel your divorce was due to something your spouse did. Why should you forgive them for how they've wronged you? As it turns out, there's a couple reasons why. For starters, everyone makes mistakes in marriage. Even if your spouse's were larger overall, by being able to forgive them, you can also forgive yourself for things you felt you did. Also, holding onto that grudge can keep you full of anger for the foreseeable future. Forgive, but don't forget Something important to know about post-divorce forgiveness is [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|

Divorce Guilt

Feelings of divorce guilt, much like with shame, tend to be pretty common. However, many people feel this guilt when they really don't need to. Understanding how to let go of this guilt can help you start to move forward... Divorce Guilt: Moving Forwards Understanding guilt To better understand divorce guilt, it helps to what guilt is itself. We feel guilt when we think we've hurt someone else. It also tends to occur when we believe we've failed something important to us. Or, it could be caused by feeling like you should've moved on, but haven't yet. Based on this, it's easy to understand why some people would feel guilty after their divorce.  Sometimes, this guilt can make sense if a relationship ended due to an affair someone had. Still, most people misplace this guilt. Many times, they're allowing for other people's mistakes to be placed onto them, and make them feel guilty as a result. Initiator guilt One of the most common [...]

By | March 21st, 2020|

Social Media Habits

How you use social media can have negative consequences, even after your divorce. However, your social media habits during divorce are very important. While social media is something people widely use, there's a few things you'll want to avoid doing while divorcing... Social Media Habits: What To Avoid Rants and attacks One of the bad social media habits to avoid are rants or attacks. Many people use social media almost like a journal. Getting things off your chest can feel good, but it can also get you into the trouble. This is especially true when you're getting a divorce. If you post negative things about your ex, then they can use that as evidence against you. This can seriously impact how your divorce goes. Even if you have them blocked, don't take the risk of posting things like these. Mutual friends or other followers could send them your posts and still get you in trouble.  Location sharing Location sharing is also another of [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|

Post-Divorce Self-Care

After divorcing, you might not be in the best mindset. This can make it hard to get your new life started the right way. As a result, it's helpful to focus on post-divorce self-care. Doing so can help you recover in a few different ways... Post-Divorce Self-Care & Recovery Physical care A lot of people like to start their post-divorce self-care with physical care. There's several different physical impacts divorce can have. For instance, many people might see their diet get unhealthy. Others might have trouble getting a good night's sleep since their divorce. Making changes here can have a ripple effect, as they tend to be linked. Exercising and eating healthy will not only improve how you feel, but it'll also help you sleep better. Sleeping better will then give you more energy and focus, especially for exercising. Once you start making changes, it'll be hard to stop! Emotional care Emotional care is also important for post-divorce self-care. There's a wide range [...]

By | March 13th, 2020|

New Home Post-Divorce

Getting a new home post-divorce can be an exciting way to start your new chapter in life. Still, you want to make sure you set yourself up for success. That's why there's a few things to consider when you're looking for a new home... New Home Post-Divorce: Making Changes Consider the location At the top of your considerations for a new home post-divorce should be its location. Location is going to be important for a lot of factors. For example, will it be closer or farther to where you work? Or, if you have kids, you may want to consider if it's close-by to good schools. It helps if you make a pros and cons list for the homes you have an interest in. Consider additional factors like if the neighborhood is quiet, how clean the area appears to be, and the overall cost compared to other choices. Doing so will help you narrow down your choices very quickly. Do some [...]

By | February 29th, 2020|

Friendly Divorce: Keep it Amicable

When most people think of divorce, they imagine something full of arguments and bitterness. However, it's actually possible to pull off a friendly divorce. While it does take more work, it'll make things easier on you both in the long run... Friendly Divorce: How To Pull It Off Understand what happened The first part of a friendly divorce is figuring out how things got to this point. With divorce, a lot of exes like to try and point fingers and place all the blame on the other one. This leads to a lot of tension and anger, which is then reflected in the divorce process itself. The thing is, a marriage is made up of two people. In reality, it's usually both partners who did or didn't do things which lead to a divorce. If you both can understand where things went wrong, without solely placing blame, then you're a lot more likely to reach a peaceful outcome. Find common ground Another [...]

By | February 26th, 2020|