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?

Talking to your ex

  • Poor communication can lead to divorce
  • Divorce makes communication more difficult
  • Beware staying in touch with your ex (no kids)

Poor communication has been identified as a major problem in relationships and can contribute to divorce. You should examine your communication style and skills after your divorce. This will help you in future relationships.

Communication with your ex - divorced singles (no kids)

You both can have a fresh start after divorce without the obligation to stay in touch so long as financial issues such as selling a house are completed.


What if you want to stay in touch?

It is understandable if you want to stay in touch after a friendly divorce. You should judge if you have truly found closure. You may need to cut off contact for a period of time to understand emotionally that the relationship is over. Remaining in contact can be a way to stay in a familiar situation.

We tend to avoid change and can hide in familiar situations even if they are not good for us. Make sure you are facing up to the challenges of being single again. Sometimes parents or other relatives may encourage continuing contact inviting both of you for celebrations. Perhaps they are holding out hope that both of you may get back together.

How to handle it 

Perhaps the best way to handle this issue is to cut off contact mutually for 6 months to a year at least and set up your independent single lives. You may well find then that you have no interest in making contact but at least if you do, it will not hold you back from moving on with your life.

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