How to handle the year of firsts after divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2024 | Divorce

There are a lot of changes that come with divorce. Even if you wanted to divorce, you may still experience a range of emotions in the period immediately following the split. This might be especially prevalent during the first year.

Taking the time to think about how you want your new life to go might be beneficial during the year of firsts. These firsts are all the special days you must deal with as a single person. Holidays, for example, might be much different. 

Find your support system

One of the most difficult challenges you must adjust to is not having another adult at home to talk about your day with. You and your ex may not have always gotten along, but you might have found it comforting to know that someone was there if you needed to vent or talk after a tough day. 

You can combat this by having trusted friends and family members you can call or message at the end of the day or when you need an ear. These should be people who will share your joys and help you process your frustrations. 

Rethink holidays and traditions

Holidays and traditions will likely change as you recreate your new life. Instead of focusing on what you did with your ex and can’t do now, think about ways to tailor each holiday or event to what you enjoy doing. 

Making these changes can make it feel like your life is upheaval. Focus on logical thinking as you work through the property division and other points in the divorce. Having someone on your side who can assist you with this might be beneficial.