Divorce During Quarantine – How to Get Through It

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The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused unprecedented chaos in every aspect of our lives. Millions of people have lost loved ones, found themselves unemployed and unable to pay their bills, and in major financial trouble. One often-overlooked consequence of this terrible pandemic is the strain it has put on many relationships. Many couples have found themselves at odds due to the stress and strain of the situation and many relationships have not survived the pressure. Divorce is always difficult, and whether you made the decision together in the best interests of all parties or it was one person’s decision to walk away, divorce can take its toll. 

Divorce can be extremely lonely and affect people’s self-esteem, but it is vital that you look at the many advantages of being single again.

In this article, we will look at how to get through a recent divorce and move on with your life.

1. Focus on Self-Care

When we are married, we often have to make compromises for the relationship. This may mean giving up a time-consuming hobby or sacrificing a personal dream so you can better support your partner. One of the big positives of a divorce is that after a breakup, you have far more freedom to focus on yourself. Spend more time with your friends, take up a new hobby and do all the things that make you feel good. As the old saying goes, “This Too Shall Pass”, and by focusing on yourself, you may find that once it has passed, you are happier than you have ever been.

2. Meet New People

It is hard to meet new people when you are married because most married couples tend to spend most of their time together or with a social group of other married couples. When we are in relationships, we will often avoid meeting members of the other sex in case our partner becomes jealous. This can make it very hard to strike up new friendships, even when you have a really great connection with someone and it is totally innocent. Now that you are single, you can broaden your horizons and meet some great new friends, and maybe even a new partner.

3. Enjoy Your Money

Divorces are often expensive and splitting previously joint assets can become a bitter feud. Once the dust has settled, however, you might realize that you have more disposable income than before. When you are married, a lot of your money may have gone into the mortgage of a big family home or into future savings as a couple. Living as a single person is often far cheaper than with a partner as you can save and spend your money as you see fit. You may have previously had to make compromises in your budget or even work a job that you didn’t like for the sake of your joint finances. Now you are single, spend a bit of money on yourself, and have a good time.

Divorce can be an incredibly trying time, physically, mentally, and emotionally, but there are some real advantages. Take the time to focus on yourself and approach your new single life step by step. You may just come to find that it is the best thing that ever happened to you.

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