Getting Over Divorce and Moving On.

Author Shirley Price

Going through a divorce or splitting up from any long term relationship can be very traumatic, even if the relationship was a particularly bad one; it’s still a big upheaval and you are

a lonely man

left looking for answers to the many questions that you still have.  Once they are on their own many feel lonely, depressed.

It’s easy to dwell on the old relationship and wonder if it really was that bad. After the initial shock and upset the newly single often get caught up in nostalgia, what they remember as the good times in the relationship.  They forget too quickly what brought them to this crisis and point of the final separation.

As difficult as the split may be in the beginning it’s important to see the relationship for what it really was.  Once you see beyond the anger, hurt feelings, and feeling of failure it’s often a start to creating a new beginning. Often it is the feeling of failure that gets in the way of people honestly seeing things for what they really are.

If you’ve split up from your partner no matter who initiated the final blow it has happened for a reason. There had to be signs whether you are willing to admit it or not. There are reasons why this break up has happened, and even if you are somewhat shocked by the finality of the relationship, it’s important to be totally honest about the problems that brought thing to a head. As difficult as it may be staying in denial and wallowing in self pity too long will only keep you from moving forward.

No matter how bad their circumstances are coming out of the relationship many have later said that it was the best thing that could have happened.  Some come out of the relationship with nothing, losing their home and financial stability but can still say they have never felt so alive. A lot of divorced people are over 50, some are bringing up children alone and some have been divorced more than once. They do eventually recognize that the time has finally arrived when they decide to live for themselves; to make a life of their own; to live it the way they want to. Divorce is one of those things that affect people of all ages and walks of life.

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Some over 50s start a new career or their own business, write a book, and manage to create an amazing life with their friends and family. They become more mature and find a freedom and contentment that they love.  Many of the break ups are with couples that did have a number of good years in their relationship before it took a different course. It is often sad to think that you have not only lost your partner but also someone that was once your best friend and confidant.

More and more couples instead of growing together they are growing apart for various reasons. The common interests and values that they had once shared can sometimes get a far apart that there is no common ground anymore.  It doesn’t mean that either party is a bad person; they have just grown into different people.

We question sometimes why is it that some people have to go through so much, and often in a short period of time?  They will suffer personal loss, ill health, unemployment

Healing a broken heart

and divorce yet still manage to bounce back and turn their life around.  These are the people with the can do attitude, these are the ones that against all odds will make a success of their life.  Sometimes it just takes a little more time and help to get to that place.

We are all sent numerous challenges throughout our lives. There will be highs and lows, tear and heartache but there will also be joy, fun and love. We need to believe in ourselves, set some goals worth having, take some chances, step outside of our comfort zone go and live life to the fullest.  Regardless of being single or in a relationship the most important relationship of all is the one we have with ourselves.

It’s time to stop hurting and time to start living

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  1. This is some great information. We have dealt with people in this situation often. When they find help people have a better experience.

  2. We have seen this a lot. People who seek help end up having a better experience and get back on their feet quicker.

  3. Divorce is not easy for anyone, and it is not something to get through alone. My divorce was long, and very tiresome. After the fighting is all over, and life moves on, you remember to how to love again. It is not just another person, but yourself, and life in general. Moving on is rough, but necessary.

  4. ‘ yet still manage to bounce back and turn their life around’ . The popular view is that certain people are naturally more “resilient’ and seem to handle life’s challenges more ‘easily’ than others.
    Getting over a divorce is definitely a process – regardless of someone’s level of resilience , we all seem to ‘have ‘ to go through the process to recover in a health way. There are some articles on our website that may be of interest.

    All the Best


  5. I have been through the pain of divorce. I came out the other end and now run It is a dating site for the Over 50s. As one door closes, another opens!!! Julia

    • Joe
    • December 3, 2012

    Always you people advocate divorce, it makes me sick. There is no good that comes from it periode. The best you can do is survive it. Like a tree that has been hit by lighting you can still grow but the scar will always be there. This culture advocates divorce way to much. How about if you take all the time to figure out what waas wrong afterwords maybe you could do that same thing while still married and fix it. Again you make me sick that you advocate it so much. Look around at all the broken people out there you bull shit isn’t working.

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