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Remarrying: Making Big Moves

It can be tricky to get back into the dating game after your divorce. Still, what happens when you find someone you really like? You might start to think about remarrying. That's why it's important to make sure the timing is right... Remarrying: Know The Right Time After you've healed Before you do any remarrying, you want to make sure that you've healed from your last marriage. Both the marriage itself and your divorce have probably left you with a lot of complex emotions. Therefore, you need to make sure you process them before anything else. If you bring those emotions into a new marriage, it could lead to issues. Considering how many second marriages end in divorce, you definitely don't want to do that. Rather, take some time beforehand to work things out and be better prepared for the future.  When you're ready financially Your finances will also play a role in remarrying. Divorce can take a bit of a toll on your [...]

By | February 23rd, 2020|

Home Cleaning Post-Divorce

Whether you're moving somewhere new or keeping the old house, it can be useful to do some cleaning. Home cleaning post-divorce can have a few different benefits. Therefore, while it might seem hard, there are some ways to make it easier... Home Cleaning Post-Divorce: A Fresh Start Start one room at a time One mistake people make when doing home cleaning post-divorce is trying to do it all at once. However, trying to clean a whole house at the same time can be tough. When confronted with all the different cleaning you'll need to do, you might just want to give up on the whole process. To avoid this burnout, it's useful to tackle one part of the home at a time. Taking care of things piece-by-piece can make cleaning much more doable. Plus, you'll also avoid getting burnt out from a whole day of cleaning. That way, you get your house clean and do so it a quality manner. Clean out [...]

By | February 20th, 2020|

Common Marriage Arguments

Constant arguing can place your marriage on a fast-track towards divorce. Therefore, it's important to recognize some common marriage arguments. Spotting these arguments early can help you and your spouse work on solving this issues before it's too late... Common Marriage Arguments Money Money is a usual factor behind common marriage arguments. Many couples will disagree about what they should spend their money on. This is especially true if money tends to be tight. Not having a lot of spending money can stress you and your partner out quite a bit. That's why it's helpful to try and make a financial plan together. Pool your income and see how it compares to your expenses, such as bills. If you need to save some extra money, then do so together. If you both work with each other, then it can help reduce the disagreements you run into. Commitment Commitment is also another contributor to common marriage arguments. The main issue tends to be over [...]

By | February 13th, 2020|

Divorce Insomnia: Adjusting to Changes

Divorce can come with a lot of unhealthy side-effects. One of these issues can be divorce insomnia. Not being able to sleep properly can take a serious toll. That's why it's important to try and help your body get the rest it needs... Divorce Insomnia: Regaining Sleep Avoid any stimulants One thing to avoid when battling divorce insomnia are stimulants at night. What we eat or drink during the night can seriously impact how easy it is for use to fall asleep. For example, things with caffeine or sugar can keep you up for longer. So can nicotine or alcohol products. Therefore, you should avoid these stimulants as best as you can. In general, try to last have them at least 3 hours before you try and sleep. Past that point, it's better to choose other options, like water. Doing so will help you avoid being too stimulated to sleep. Cut down on distractions Distractions can also make divorce insomnia worse. Usually, [...]

By | February 9th, 2020|

Chronic Illness: Post-Divorce Struggle

Having to deal with both a divorce and a chronic illness can be a hard task. However, there are some ways you can manage a chronic illness post-divorce. Doing so can help get you into a better, more manageable situation... Chronic Illness: Post-Divorce Struggle Visit your doctor The first part of dealing with a chronic illness post-divorce is by visiting your doctor. The trauma of divorce can make it harder to deal with your illness both physically and mentally. Furthermore, it could even make some of the symptoms worse than they were before. Your doctor can figure out how your divorce is impacting your illness, and deliver some trauma-informed care. That means the treatment they give you also considers the trauma you're experiencing. By doing this, they'll be able to help you both with your illness management, and your divorce recovery. Consider working remotely Something else to consider when you have a chronic illness post-divorce is your workload. Adding the stress [...]

By | February 5th, 2020|

Financial Cheating: What Is It?

When most people think of cheating, they assume it's something physical or emotional. However, what about financial cheating? While it might sound odd, it's in fact a potential reason some couples will split. That's why it's important to know what it might look like... Financial Cheating: A Real Concern? Missing money One major sign of financial cheating is missing money. It's not uncommon for couples to share a bank account with each other. That way, they both have easy access to money when they need it. Still, both partners tend to let the other know if they're going to use some of those funds. Things can become concerning when you notice a lot of withdrawals that your spouse never mentioned. When you see this, it's a good idea to ask your spouse what's going on. In the meantime, try to keep your money safe in a separate account that only you have access to. New purchases galore Another sign of financial cheating [...]

By | January 28th, 2020|

Working During Divorce: The Benefits

You begin dealing with much more stress than before when facing divorce. That can make it hard to do others things, which is why working during divorce is difficult for so many. However, there are a few methods you can try that might make it easier for you... Working During Divorce Talk to your boss When working during divorce, it's a good idea to try and talk to your boss or supervisor. You might have to leave early or take some days off to handle divorce-related things, such as court dates. As a result, the amount of work you can get done might slip a bit. Before that happens, it helps to let your boss know what's going on. By doing so, you can work with your boss on a plan that can help you out. This could be lessening your workload for a bit, or ways you can make up missed days. Your don't have to get into specifics when talking to [...]

By | January 25th, 2020|

Unhealthy Coping: Emotional Impact of Divorce

After the kind of loss divorce brings, it makes sense that you'd want to look for ways to cope. However, you have to be careful about just how you cope. In fact, there's a lot of unhealthy coping methods which people end up using. Knowing what these are can help you avoid making similar mistakes.. Unhealthy Coping: What To Avoid Unhealthy diets One common form of unhealthy coping is through eating. More specifically, it's what people tend to eat, and how much they eat. Many people like to lean on "comfort food" during times of stress. After all, eating food we like does make us feel happier. The issue is that most people tend to have unhealthy comfort foods, like candy or ice cream. Constantly eating foods like these can lead to unwanted weight gain and potential health issues. Those side-effects can end up making you feel worse than you did before. That's why it's important to be mindful of your intake. [...]

By | January 18th, 2020|

Emotional Divorce: Making Decisions

After your divorce, you might be thinking that you can begin to move on with the next stage of your life. However, your emotions still might be conflicted, especially in regards to your ex. You might be struggling with the emotional divorce: the process of separating yourself emotionally from your spouse. This can be a hard task to do, but not impossible. To help, here are some tips for when it comes to understanding emotional divorce. Emotional Divorce: Cutting Spousal Ties Understand Your Circumstances Understanding the circumstances of your divorce is a key part of your emotional divorce. For example, if you and your ex have any children, you'll have to remain in contact and still see each other. This can make it harder to get rid of those emotions. If you understand these circumstances for what they are, however, then it can become an easier process. You and your ex are both individuals now, and your interactions will have to [...]

By | January 14th, 2020|

Exercising Regularly: Healthy Coping Mechanisms

Divorce can bring about a lot of new challenges and stressors. Therefore, many people turn to a vice, such as food, drinks, or alcohol to cope. However, one of the best moves you can make is to take up healthy coping methods, such as exercising regularly. You want to manage your stress without creating any other issues, such as alcoholism. So, we're here to help you make sense of why exercising regularly is your key to coping with divorce. Exercising Regularly: Divorce and Coping The benefits There are plenty of benefits to exercising regularly. For starters, releasing endorphins is a great way to manage stress and negative emotions. These feelings of hurt, anger, confusion, or sadness are something you are likely to come across naturally during a divorce. Therefore, finding ways to While we absolutely want to emphasize the mental impact of exercising regularly, the real star of the show is the way it affects your health overall. There is a big [...]

By | December 21st, 2019|