Women's Divorce Blog

  • Facebook and Divorce – Proceed with Caution
    Not only can social media contribute to the breakup of a marriage, it can also impact your divorce as well. Here’s why you should avoid social media before and during your divorce.
  • Who can file as Head of Household?
    Many divorced parents don’t understand the rules regarding filing as “Head of Household” when doing their taxes. Keep reading to find out what they are.
  • Best Way to Sell an Engagement Ring after Divorce
    After a bad marriage and a bad divorce, many women are ready to get rid of this symbol of eternal love. These tips can help turn your bridal bling into money.
  • Allow Yourself to Heal
    Denying the emotional pain of divorce by trying to avoid it or push it away can actually extend the time it takes to heal. Instead, allow yourself time to work through the grieving process.
  • 9 Ways to Make Visitation after Divorce Easier
    Newly divorced parents have a lot of adjustments to make, but ultimately they want to ease the pain for their children. Here are some tips to help take the sting out of visitation.

Life After Divorce?

The hurt and disruption caused by a divorce can make you question whether there can be life after divorce. How can I pick up the pieces and how good will the quality of life be after a divorce?

Long Distance Parenting

When you are separated from your kids, it can be very painful and difficult. Here are some ideas to help handle this situation.

  • Mark down holidays and birthdays on a calendar
  • Make contact by sending a card, a present or making a phone call on those days
  • Put your address and phone number on your letters so your kids can contact you
  • Let your ex know when you expect to be in town well in advance and ask to make contact or remind them in advance if its in the divorce agreement
  • If your kid has time with you during holidays, make them a priority for that time. That does not mean constantly entertaining them but simply being available to them.
  • Understand that your kid may feel upset, angry, rejected and need time to connect with you.
  • Don't push them but give them time to open up

In these days of Internet and cell phones, you should be able to keep in touch regularly. You may find it frustrating and upsetting at times but it is worth it.

If you now have other kids, either your own or step children, you need to keep your child by first marriage in touch with what's going on in your life and you in theirs. Your kid may feel like they are intruding or even resentful of your new family and you need to find ways to make them feel welcome without disrupting your new family life.

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