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Divorce Recovery Success: 7 Tips for How to Make a Smooth Recovery from Divorce

Recovery from divorce is hard. The good news is YOU CAN DO IT. In fact, with some focused effort and a little help from your friends, you can recover from divorce faster than you ever thought possible. When I first got divorced, I was at a loss for how to handle it. I thought no …
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Divorce Recovery Needs a Transition Partner for Social Support

Recovery from divorce requires us to confront the emotional reality of lost hopes and dashed dreams. We also have to confront our fears of an unknown future. When we are immersed in this emotional process, often we can’t see our options or understand the reality of the situation as clearly as when the pressure is …
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Divorce Recovery and Your Hidden Strengths: Part 1

If you’re divorced or going through a divorce, you may be wondering how you’ll ever survive: “I never thought I’d have to do this. I’ve never been in this predicament before.” “Everything is new and threatening. I feel lost and afraid that things will never get better.” These reactions are normal. Recovery from divorce is …
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Divorce Recovery and Your Hidden Strengths: Part 2

Last week, we talked about Confidence and Direction: two of the four hidden strengths you already possess, and how they can help you navigate a successful divorce recovery. This week, we’ll look at the other two: 3. COURAGE: find it within your personal source of hope. It takes courage to go through divorce recovery, and …
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Divorce Recovery and Loss: Don’t Grieve It If You Didn’t Lose It

When it comes to divorce, we endure significant losses… and yet all too often we continue to add imagined losses to the pile. The more we do this, the more we distort our vision of reality, making it virtually impossible to see and solve the divorce recovery challenges ahead of us. Let me offer some …
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Journaling: its role in your divorce recovery.

Part of the Smooth Divorce Recovery process includes daily journaling with a book that I’ve specially-prepared to address a different divorce recovery issue each day. Why is this an integral part of our process? Here’s an explanation drawn from “The Benefits of Journaling for Stress Management,” by Elizabeth Scott, M.S.: Journaling allows people to clarify their …
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