New Year’s Resolutions For The Newly Divorced

staten island divorce lawyer

It’s a new year, a new you, a new chapter. You’re now divorced, and most likely living in a new home, and trying to build your social circle and other lifestyle adjustments. The world is your playing field now, especially now that your unhappy marriage has ended.

To make the most of this new year, adopting this new year’s resolutions will play in your favor. Not only will you move on and be excited for what life have to offer, but you also will not allow the past to tie you down anymore.

Here are some new year’s resolutions for you newly divorced.

  1. Forgive your ex

Although extremely hard, you must forgive your ex and yourself if you must forge ahead in the new year. If you’re going to co-parent with your ex, that makes forgiving your ex very important for the sake of your kid.

Remember, you’re not doing it for them, both for yourself and the best interest of your child. There’s no need to harbor the negativities of last year when you should be looking forward to what the new year has to offer.

  1. Review your finance

After divorce, your finance is most likely to be in shambles. That will force you to adjust to a new financial state since you’re less likely to come out of marriage with 100% of your marital assets. As the new year unfolds, begin by reviewing your finances and making a new budget.

Don’t neglect your retirement accounts, savings, and investments. You can consider a new household income, and decide how to handle future investments and savings.

  1. Make your mental health a priority

Studies have proved that divorce can be depressing and emotionally draining. Coupled with the stress that comes with divorce, you’re likely to break down as your overall health deteriorate. For the sake of your mental health, having some sessions with a therapist is highly recommended to help articulate your emotions.

  1. Be cooperative co-parents

It is important to not carry the baggage of last year over to the new year. Remember, your marriage with your ex is over, and this is a new relationship in which your focus is on your kids. Consider co-parenting as a partnership business where the best interest of your child is a top priority. 

For successful co-parenting, you have to be accommodating, respectful, and cordial in your dealings with your ex. Your children don’t need to fear the worst when you both are in the same room.

We hope you found these suggestions incredibly helpful. If you’re looking to talk to a professional attorney regarding your divorce, don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill our contact form.