Women's Divorce Blog

06 May 2019

  • Do You Need Separate Birthday Parties?
    Celebrating your child's birthday after divorce can be a tricky situation. These tips can help.
  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    Getting divorced is tough no matter what, but be prepared for a battle if your spouse has narcissistic tendencies.
  • 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?

Further Education Opportunities

  • Be sure you can handle the work
  • Think how you can fund the course work
  • Think about how to support yourself
  • Ask yourself how the education will benefit you e.g. salary


After a divorce, you may well be thinking about what you want to do with your life. You may decide on a career change or have found that you need further education to do better in your chosen profession.

Further education for divorced singles

You now have more freedom to pursue new interests and directions in your life. 

  • Consider your ability to apply yourself to academic work
  • Understand that remaining in a full time job and going to school demands considerable time and discipline
  • Find out if there is a program run by your employer to help fund further education
  • Is there an alternative employer that would help fund your education?
  • Will the college give you credits for “life experience”?

Further education for divorced parents 

You may have been working part time or not at all and find that you need to obtain further education to earn the money needed for your desired lifestyle, provide for your kids and to work in a job that is satisfying to you. In addition to the points made above, you should also consider these. 

  • Ask about the college daycare program

  • Can you work something out with your ex where they will mind your kid when you are at school?

  • Can you find a reliable and affordable babysitter?

  • Can your family help mind the kids?

  • Will you be able to meet the demands of college study and assignments at home while still raising your children?

Going back to school can be a valuable experience giving your life new meaning and new direction. Good luck with it.

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