People think of divorce as the worst thing to ever happen. While divorce is known to be one of the most stressful events a person can go through (besides the death of a loved one), it’s not the end of the world. Half of all marriages end in divorce. Divorces happen every day. Even celebrities get divorced, and they seem to move on quickly.
You can, too. Divorce can be stressful and it’s not the best thing to have to experience. But many people learn from them. They focus on the many bright sides that come with ending a marriage (and there are many). Here are some of the upsides of divorce that are not typically discussed.
Divorce Has Health Benefits
Studies do say that married couples are healthier, but that’s only if they can get along with each other. Yes, ending your marriage may stress you out for a while, but staying in a bad marriage just makes things worse. Constant conflict affects your physical and mental health, causing inflammation and changes in appetite. By getting a divorce, you can see your stress levels decrease over time, improving your health.
Divorce Can Help You Get Into Shape
A bad marriage can cause you to adopt bad habits, like eating junk food and not exercising. A divorce can give you that motivation to get into shape, especially if you’re looking to date again. You want to look your best post divorce, so start maintaining your health and wellbeing with good nutrition and exercise.
Divorce Makes You a Better Parent
One of the main reasons why couples stay together is for the children. They think a divorce will harm the children. But actually, it’s the opposite. Divorce often makes kids happier because they no longer have to deal with the constant conflict and tension.
Divorce Helps You Manage Money Better
Divorce has been known to ruin people financially, but in the long run, it can help you develop better money habits. Once you divorce, you’ll have to take a realistic look at your financial situation, create a budget, and figure out what you can and cannot afford. By sticking with your budget, you can get in a good place financially in no time.
Divorce Gives You More Opportunities
When you’re married, your priority is the family. You have to do things your spouse likes and cater to their needs. Once they’re gone, your life becomes yours again. You’re free to do what you want, whether that means travel to a new place, take a class, join a club, take up a sport, or just sit and binge watch your favorite TV shows without interruption. The sky’s the limit. Use this time to pursue your passions.
Divorce Teaches You Coping Skills and Patience
Ending a marriage can really test your patience. Unfortunately, divorce is not something that happens overnight. It’s a process that can take many months and even years to finalize. You’ll need to be patient as you cope with the various stages of your divorce. This can be especially frustrating if you’re dealing with a contentious divorce. But by the end, you’ll feel more at peace as you develop coping skills and patience that will help you deal with other challenges in life.
Divorce Help You Find Ways to Relax
Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga are great ways to help those going through a divorce feel better mentally. These practices can help calm you down and relax your mind, which can be hard when you’re going through a stressful situation. Meditation and yoga also incorporate breathing techniques that help you stay calm when things get stressful. Once you get really relaxed, you can sleep better as well, which is always a plus. Not many things are more important than a good night’s rest.
Divorce Helps Prepare You for a Better Relationship
Bad marriages end in divorce, but a divorce doesn’t mean that your relationships are scarred for life. Once you assess what went wrong in your marriage, you can avoid making the same mistakes again. In fact, second marriages tend to be happier than first ones because you are learning from experience. That’s because you now have a better idea of what you want and can adjust your expectations accordingly. You don’t have to have your baggage weighing you down.
Contact Us Today
Most people want to talk about the downsides of divorce and how stressful it can be, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Getting a divorce can be beneficial to your health and add value to your life in other ways.
The Delaware, Ohio divorce attorneys at Lawrence Law Office understand how life-changing it can be to end your marriage. We’ll help resolve all your issues and avoid common mistakes. Schedule a consultation with our office today by filling out the online form or calling 614-228-3664.