It goes without saying that going through a divorce can be really stressful. There's no question that it's hard having to think of what lies next for you now that you two are no longer together. But when you let the stress and anxiety get to you, it can end up consuming you. That's why it's so important to stop letting the sadness over what happened control your life. Just because your marriage ended doesn't mean you have to stop living.
From singer and actress Hilary Duff and her beau Mike Comrie to the comedic Amy Poehler and actor Will Arnett, Hollywood has seen the make up and breakup of many A-List stars. Watching their more than cordial relationships play out makes us wonder whether there really is such a thing as a "good" divorce. While no one ever said that getting a divorce could be fun, these stars prove that it can be civil and relatively painless.
There's no question that getting divorced is complicated. Having to plan ahead for what holidays will be like, not to mention what it means for your family, would give anyone mixed feelings. In fact, being angry about what happened and how you guys got here — when everything seemed to be going right — is only natural. Marrying someone and figuring out that they are a completely different person would make anyone angry. If you're wondering how you can possibly be civil without exploding at each other, that's where mediation comes in.
It's natural for you to feel angry and betrayed after finding out that your partner had an affair. Is it possible to get over that anger for a swift divorce? Can divorce mediation really work even if one party has been cheated on?
So you've decided to get a divorce. But what kind of divorce is right for you?
There is no heart-wrenching feeling than going through a divorce with a person who was supposed to be your soulmate for life. What happens after the dust has settled and the forever that you were promised disappears? Liza Caldwell and Kimberly Mishkin (of Support And Solutions For Women) let you know that you have a lot to look forward to.
If you've been a stay at home mom for years, life after divorce can seem pretty daunting. Not only are you moving on from your breakup, you may have to search for a job. Don't panic: It's easier than it sounds!
After divorce, it isn't easy to get back into the dating game. You're so new to the whole process, that you may put it off or refuse to date entirely. However, putting yourself out there and seeing new people is one of the most important steps towards moving on. Dating Coach Julianne Cantarella is here to guide you back into the world of dating. In order to go on dates, you must find potential matches. Julianne suggests several ways in which you can meet a potential date.
Is it taking you longer than you expected to get over your ex? If it's been over a year and you still feel despondent on your old anniversary, take heart: you're not alone. In this video, psychotherapist, author and YourTango Expert Julie Orlov offers advice to one reader who still struggles with her breakup long after it's ended.