The pandemic has disrupted every aspect of family life and understandably forced many couples to come face-to-face with the hard truths about their marriage. Given the immense stress that has been exacerbated by pandemic worries, it’s not surprising many couples decided to call it quits this past year and a half.
And while divorce itself is a monumental challenge fraught with emotion, restarting life after the final papers have been signed and the court order issued is just as difficult of a process – especially when pandemic woes are still applying constant pressure.
Moving on after a pandemic divorce
As you work to restart your life after a divorce, there are some helpful steps you can take to begin moving on with your new life.
- Connect with others – The pandemic has been an isolating experience and now you are officially separated from your spouse. Resist the temptation to binge-watch movies alone on the couch. Instead find ways to connect with your social network and lean on your support system for help.
- Be patient with yourself – There is no reason to rush yourself into feeling something you don’t or plunge head-first into a new relationship just because you think you should. Allow yourself time to grieve and work through your emotions. Talking with a therapist may be a helpful way to process your divorce and find new meaning in your life.
- Reevaluate your interests and ambitions – Rediscover what you enjoy both personally and professionally. Were there hobbies you gave up after marriage? Do you have career aspirations you put on hold when you tied the knot or had kids? Think through your goals and start taking action to make them a reality.
Divorce or no divorce, the pandemic has forced us all to reevaluate ourselves and our relationships. Now is your opportunity to focus on reviving what’s most important in your life – those relationships you cherish, staying true to yourself, and maintaining good physical and mental health.If you are someone you love is going through divorce, you likely have many questions. We can help. Don’t hesitate to contact us at the Vasquez de Lara Law Group to get them answered. We offer confidential case evaluations to discuss your specific situation.