Divorce and the importance of staying positive

The one thing that is certain in life is that nothing is certain. The fact that change is a constant is a reality that many individuals find unsettling. As human beings, many take comfort in leading predictable lives. For those trapped in an unhappy or unfulfilling marriage, however, such a relationship can be damaging to an individual’s psyche and spirit. Change, however, can be scary and may lead an unhappily married individual to second guess their decision to divorce.

Individuals going through a divorce, often emerge stronger and more independent. Getting to that point, however, can take months or even years. In many cases, an individual going through a divorce ultimately becomes their own worst enemy. Like many things in life, much is determined by how an individual regards and approaches the divorce process.

When faced with a divorce, it's normal and healthy to mourn the loss of one's married self. When successful, marriage can be a beautiful partnership between two people who respect, love and support one another. When not successful, however, marriage can serve to hold an individual back and result in hurt and resentment. It's important, therefore, to approach divorce as an opportunity to live a better and fuller life.

One of the most important and beneficial things an individual going through a divorce can do is to take the time to take stock of their life. Taking the time to contemplate and attempt to answer questions related to those things that make an individual happy or fulfilled is an important first step in shaping one's future. There's no quick and easy way to ease the pain associated with divorce. However, individuals who are able to work through their pain and work towards realizing and attaining personal goals will ultimately emerge from a divorce stronger and happier.

Source: The Huffington Post, "How To Succeed At Divorce (Yes, It's Possible!)," Laura Miolla, Dec. 1, 2013

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