13. You'll exercise self-discipline. Women who have been through divorce learn the value of measuring words. To protect her children she exercises self-control and uses discretion when they are present. She learns patience when the divorce process doesn’t go well or quickly enough. She learns to monitor spending as financial circumstances change. A divorced woman gives her children more love and attention as their lives shift, even when she is dog-tired or stressed to the max. —Micki McWade
14. You have the opportunity to reevaluate. While some doors close, divorce opens others. Divorced women have the opportunity to heal. They reevaluate themselves and their circumstances—who am I now? Who and what do I want in my life? What's standing in the way and how can I clear those obstacles? —Micki McWade
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15. You can explore. Divorced women have the opportunity, in small and large ways, to explore possibilities. Even with limited time, she can look at course catalogs, take a class online, try a new sport, read about something that interests her, and emulate successful people.
When a woman is conscious about how she goes through and recovers from divorce, keeping the focus on herself and on what's best for her children, the possibilities are endless. —Micki McWade
16. You can please yourself for a change. You get to do what you please, when you please! There's no one asking, "What's for dinner?" "Do we have to go to that party tonight?" or "Are you really going to wear that?" Believe me, there’s nothing more pleasing than being able to please yourself for a change and remember; you deserve it! —Rachel Gladstone
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17. You'll benefit from the rebound effect. The act of rebounding drives home the fact that there is such a thing as new love after divorce. Whether you wait two years to run headlong into a new pair of arms or stumble out there after only four days, the parameters of the rebound relationship are still the same. It's really good for you! And the mere act of kissing someone who isn't your ex-husband can make you feel almost virginal again. —Rachel Gladstone