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After a divorce, you may feel like the joys of your life have been put on hold. One of the most effective ways to add some joy into your life following a divorce is to put time and effort into rebuilding your social life. This way, you will have people to turn to during this difficult time and make happy memories that can help you move past this difficult stage in your life. Here are five tips on how to rebuild your social life after a divorce:
Find a cause or organization you believe it and volunteer. Volunteering can keep your mind off your divorce and introduce you to people with similar interests and values. Consider volunteering at an animal shelter, soup kitchen, cancer organization, or any other non-profit that you care about.
If you have recently made the decision to end your marriage, your child has undoubtedly picked up on the feelings of tension and imminent change between you and your spouse. If you are currently going through the divorce process or even if you have been divorced for years, your child might still have questions about the process and what the divorce meant for your family. This is where it is crucial for you to maintain open lines of communication with your child and answer him or her in a truthful, yet age-appropriate way – by lying to your child or otherwise attempting to distort or withhold the truth, you are only alienating him or her and setting the example that he or she cannot come to you with serious questions.
Getting the conversation about your divorce started with your child can be very difficult. You might not know where to begin or what is appropriate to share with him or her. When the time comes to start having this series of discussions with your child, keep the following in mind:
Be Transparent About the Process and Changes that Will Occur