Springtime has always been associated with renewal, rebirth, hope, love, and growth. Every year new life emerges from the dead of winter. The dreary grey becomes vibrant and green, cold becomes warm and with it comes a sense of hope and relief.
Divorce can feel a lot like winter: Cold, uninviting, isolated, stark, desolate, and incapable of re-growth; but with time, new life is brought forth and growth can begin. The winter blues can make a new divorce feel that much more insufferable, which is why spring can be a great time of year to have a new outlook on your new life.
As mentioned previously, springtime is associated with hope and growth. Why not use that time to approach your new situation in the same manner? Even if the divorce is not pleasant or amicable, you now have the opportunity to live your life by your rules. Every experience, whether good or bad, is a learning experience. What did you take away from your marriage and the divorce process? What aspects would you do all over again and which would you change? Use this time to “spring” back to life! Get organized, opt to live a healthier lifestyle, meet new friends, spend more time with old friends, pick up that new hobby you always wanted to try but were to afraid to do, travel more or travel less if that’s what your life needs!
Just as winter slowly melts away and new life takes its time to emerge, the healing process takes time. Sadness, regret and anger will not dissipate overnight, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you are in a situation that you believe is leading towards a divorce, reach out to an experienced divorce attorney. If you find that you are having difficulties with life after divorce, do not hesitate to reach out to a professional who can help you sort out any lingering emotions from your experience.