Cher probably asked it best: do you believe in life after love? Chances are that you know -- intellectually, if not emotionally -- that life goes on even if love does not. There is life after love, and there is life after divorce.
As monumental as divorce feels, like an earthquake shattering the foundation of the life you have built with another person, the fact is that divorce itself is a transitional state. It's not a fun or easy transitional state, but it is a transition nonetheless.

If you're looking for some help with that transition, we've prepared a handful of tips to ease you into life after divorce.

Why Do Most Couples Divorce?

There are dozens of reasons why people seek divorce, and each is perfectly valid. But if you are feeling, like many people do, that your divorce is unique, you might find some comfort in knowing the six most common reasons for divorce.

Irreconcilable Differences

Finances

Codependence

Growing Apart

Infidelity

Abuse

Is There a Need for Counseling After a Divorce?

The end of any relationship is often followed by a period of grief. And you do have a lot to grieve about. You're letting go of an entire future you planned to spend with another person, and that letting go can take time. Sometimes the grieving process takes some professional help. Depending on what your marriage was like, you might find that seeking counseling after divorce is a good way to find closure.

What Will a Therapist Help You With?

Do Children Need Counseling Too?

Life After Divorce

It might feel impossible in the moment, but life after divorce is very much the same as life before marriage. The resolution of a marital relationship means that you are single once more. You've been single before, and you can do it again.

But that doesn't mean that you are instantly fine after your divorce is granted. Like all things in life you will need time to grow accustomed to being divorced. You will need to find a new balance and learn a new state of homeostasis. You'll be fine with your life after divorce, but it will take time. Here are a few practical tips that can help with the change.

Independence

Children

Support System

Health and Self-Care

Find Yourself

Conclusion

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There is such a thing as life after divorce. No matter what you're going through, the world keeps turning and you keep turning with the world. Life after divorce means you have to keep moving forward. The end of a relationship is a grieving process that can be eased with counseling and a reliable support system.

Learning how to live independently and put your needs first are good steps to finding yourself in life after divorce. The process might be slow going, but you will find that life does go on and the new you will be right there.

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