Facing a divorce at any age is difficult; however, facing a divorce at midlife brings some unique challenges. These include, career, family, money issues, a new life plan, and of course, entertaining the idea of going back into the dating pool. To effectively navigate through a midlife divorce it is critical to maintain a positive attitude and look at your divorce not as the end, but as a new (albeit scary) beginning.
Of course, that may sound all well and good, but how does one have a positive attitude when basically your life has been turned upside down. Take it from me, it isn’t easy….but, it is doable. It take a bit of hard work and the recognition that every day is not going to lend itself to a great outlook. It is recognizing that on those “bad” days, that “this too shall pass.”
Believe it or not (and depending on where you are at in the process, you may not believe it quite yet) things do get better. Your life will go on after your divorce, and in most cases, it not only goes on, but you will find yourself thriving. You will be trying new things that you thought you would never try and you will accomplish so much more than you ever believed you were capable of – divorce is not the end of your life, it is just a bump (okay, a really big bump) in the road on your journey called life.
Below is a video to give more insight on thriving after a divorce – enjoy!
Surviving divorce in midlife – wisanow on TVNZ Good Morning Show. Raewyn Hamilton and Geraldine Meo interviewed by host Sarah Bradley.