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New Year's Resolutions for Newly Divorced People

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With a global pandemic and all the challenges that it brought, this year has been difficult alone. But if you also went through a divorce, you probably can’t wait to turn the chapter and start fresh. Luckily, that’s what the new year is all about!

As you reflect on where you are in life and the direction you want to go, consider these new year’s resolutions.

Resolve to Practice Self-Care

A divorce can feel like the end of an era, but it’s the beginning of something exciting. As you enter the new year single, commit to being kind to yourself and making time just for you. Carve out half an hour to meditate, practice yoga, daily affirmations, or reading your favorite book. Do more of what makes you happy.

Resolve to Forgive

After a divorce, you may still hold on to a grudge against your spouse, but this will only drag you down. To grow, you need to let go of those hurt feelings.

Resolve to Take Control of Your Finances

Your financial situation has likely changed drastically, and it’s always best to start the new year off on the right foot. Create a budget that fits your new life as a single person, set financial goals, cut back on spending, or invest in something.

Resolve to Try Something New

Was there something that you’ve always wanted to try but weren’t able to while you were married? Now is the time to take the plunge! Whether it’s something small as challenging yourself to say hi to someone new or going on a solo travel trip, these acts can be invigorating.

Resolve to Be a Good Co-Parent

If you share custody with your former spouse, try to find ways to be more cooperative in the new year for your children’s sake. Treat your co-parent with respect and kindness, be willing to compromise, and never fight in front of your kids. It can be hard to remain amicable with an ex, but they are still your child’s parent.

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