Category Archives: Life After

Another Spin of the Roulette Wheel of Romance

After a divorce, the greatest pitfalls for remade single people is premature remarriage. After divorce, newly remade single people soon remember the nice things about being married, and soon hope springs eternal. Most divorced people go for another spin of … Continue reading

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Remaining Single after Recovering from Divorce

Many Baby Boomers who divorce appear to be warming to the idea of staying single forever.  Baby Boomers feel less social pressure to marry or stay married than their parents and grandparents did, and being divorced or single later in … Continue reading

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Six Stages of Divorce Make Recovery Tough

Divorce recovery seems long climb up a steep hill because divorce itself dislocates so many fundaments of life. Anthropologist Paul Bohannan describes the divorce as “an intense journey that includes six different experiences with various different phases.”  They are: the … Continue reading

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Regain Self-Worth After Divorce

Surviving a divorce often means recovering from a one-two punch that literally knocks the wind out a person’s self confidence. The two of the greatest contributors to low self-worth are 1) rejection and 2) real or imagined feelings of failure. … Continue reading

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“Benign Indifference” Enhances Divorce Recovery

Naturally, the legal dismemberment of a marriage – the separation, settlement negotiations, filing and divorce decree – do not normally follow the same trajectory of the emotional “tearing asunder.”  This is why divorce is normally a painful process from start … Continue reading

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The Loss of Friends Is a Challenge in Divorce Recovery

The loss of friends is part of the collateral damage of divorce. This unexpected side effect makes divorce recovery more difficult. A spouse – particularly if he or she is the “leavee” – feels abandoned not only by the spouse … Continue reading

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Divorce Recovery – Not a Race but a Roller Coaster

Divorce recovery is not a rushed process. Healing does not lend itself to a cost analysis, and the length of your marriage does not determine the speed of the recovery. Every person is different, and every situation brings its own … Continue reading

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After a Divorce, Change Insurance Coverage

Normally, a divorce requires that a person review at least four types of insurance – auto, health, life and homeowner’s (or renter’s). When a couple is married, they normally jointly carry these insurances, but after a divorce each former spouse … Continue reading

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Divorce Survival: Making a Budget

One way to make surviving the divorce survival easier is not making money problems any worse than they are, and for many, if not most, people that means a budget. The truth is, divorce makes most people poorer, and some … Continue reading

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The Single Life Budget

One of the least pleasant discoveries a divorced man or woman makes is that he or she has less money than before. In fact, for some divorced people, the end of the marriage signals a new  austerity that for some … Continue reading

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