Helpful Tips For Adjusting To Divorce

Posted by Erin Birt | Dec 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

For some of us, the end of the year is the time to leave painful memories behind and focus on new beginnings in the coming twelve months. This is particularly true if you've experienced a separation or divorce–even if it was amicable.  In my blogs and posts this year I've shared advice and tips of my own and from others that I hope were helpful in adjusting to divorce, particularly at this time of year. In case you missed any or would benefit from reviewing them again, here's a quick summary of three posts that offer some very beneficial information  and focus on Helpful Tips For Adjusting To Divorce.

  • 5 Things You Need To Know About Happiness After Divorce – This Huffington Post article says that you certainly can be happy after divorce–depending on how you choose to look at it. Obviously a positive approach will be beneficial, and the article offers five uplifting thoughts that were posted online by actual divorcés to describe how they're handling this new life situation. Chances are you'll find something to help you.

  • Tips for Surviving Christmas as a Divorced Parent – Although this piece focuses on Christmas, the advice it offers is helpful for getting through celebrations at any time during the year. This includes birthdays and graduations as well as the biggies like Thanksgiving. Kids or not, these ideas could help you not only survive but enjoy your special days post-divorce.

  • Newly Separated? Here's A Story You Should Read – Again, this title is a little misleading as there's good information here whether your divorce was yesterday or three years ago. The author takes a more spiritual approach to the situation and shares some of the questions she asked God as well as herself. In the end, she states, “Remember that your strength is YOUR gift, and a silver lining not just of divorce, but of any nightmare.”

My hope is that you found these and other articles I've offered to be helpful in some way. As an experienced Illinois divorce attorney, I love to offer support from both a personal and professional perspective throughout the year to anyone who could use it. Please feel free to follow my blogs, connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn or contact me directly for more information as you need it. May you continue to move forward and truly have a Happy New Year!

About the Author

Erin Birt

Since 2003, Erin N. Birt, J.D., CADC has focused her practice on parenting time, divorce, mediation, and substance abuse issues. Ms. Birt's unique background in both family law and addictions counseling help her clients successfully navigate the complex issues of coparenting and divorce. Ms. Birt also devotes her time to presenting at continuing education seminars for attorneys, mediators, and counselors.


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