Far too often, divorce is painted in a negative light. When people think of divorce, they tend to visualize broken families, custody battles, and endless tears. This, however, doesn’t always have to be the case. In fact, divorce can be something which can lead to a personal flowering or renaissance. Don’t believe us? Well, here’s why divorce can be empowering.
Divorce can be the financial freedom a persona has always craved. Say, for instance, you were not the primary “breadwinner” in your marriage, and you, therefore, had to rely on your spouse for financial needs. Maybe you even had to run all spending ideas through them first. Divorce can allow you to have the freedom to spend your money however you like, without having to answer to another person for the first time.
While this new-found responsibility does come with some stress – particularly when possibly learning how to budget for the first time – in many instances the short-term financial support offered by alimony allows a person a cushion to find their “financial feet” as they develop their newly empowered life.
Divorce Can Help Spark Self-Discovery
Divorce is often seen as the end of your old life, but this is an entirely negative outlook. In fact, while it may be the end of what was, it is also the beginning of a new way of living. Perhaps this is best embodied by Renee Catt, an Australian woman who learned that her divorce was a chance at reinvention. When her marriage broke down, Catt described herself a shell of her former self, racked with self-doubt, depression, and anxiety. Not willing to live like that, she booked herself on a wellness trip to Thailand – a trip which changed her point of view and life:
“I sat back and was like, what if there is nothing to get over? Why would the world be stacked up against you when you are meant to be happy every day? Separating,” she says, “makes it sound like half of you has gone. Or heartbroken — your heart isn’t broken; your heart is fine.”
Divorce Isn’t the End: It’s a new Beginning
Divorce doesn’t have to be the end. Think of it as a new beginning for you and your loved ones. It means you can escape the negativity which led to the divorce and embrace a new way of thinking and living which can bring you untold happiness and peace of mind.
If you are considering divorce, you need to contact an experienced attorney right away. As financial issues, alimony, and child custody can be difficult situations to navigate, you need an attorney who knows how to get you the results you want and need. Patrick Cordero has extensive experience in all facets of law, including family and financial law. He has the know-how to help you solve your divorce and problems. Call The Law Offices of Patrick L. Cordero for a free consultation today at (305) 445-4855.
Don’t let divorce, or your past, define you. Let it help you grow.