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Our Favorite Resources for Life After Separation

About half of all marriages today end in divorce. Yet when your marriage falls into that category, it becomes much more personal. Knowing what to do during a divorce is hard enough, let alone how to begin your post-divorce life. 

We put together this list of favorite resources to help you make that transition. We hope you find this useful and are able to get the support and guidance you need for your new life.

Resources for life after separation

Artkive app

The Artkive app gives divorced parents the opportunity to upload and store their child’s artwork. Both parents can access their kids’ drawings, photographs, and other art. Parents can also request hard copies if they want to hang a few on the fridge.

Mind Body Green

Specifically designed to foster mental health through meditation, Mind Body Green is a wonderful resource for those new to meditation. Many people understand the benefits of meditation, but very few actually engage in the practice. Mind Body Green’s step-by-step guide helps you make the best of your meditation experience.

Better After 50

Targeting a specific audience of divorced individuals, Better After 50 provides a treasure trove of divorce-related information and wisdom to help you get through the stages of divorce. Whether you’re considering a divorce or have already gone through one, Better After 50 provides advice on how to overcome divorce difficulties and live a happy life.

Fayr

Fayr seeks to simplify parenting after divorce. Developed by a divorced dad to help his family manage their schedules, Fayr presents a calendar where you can enter the dates when you have the kids and when your spouse has the kids. The calendar also provides for joint time, such as school events and sports activities. It helps to keep each parent involved in each child’s life.

Move Onward

Move Onward was designed to help recently divorced individuals relocate. They provide recommendations on where to move, where to live, moving services, and even how to set up utilities at your destination. Especially important for recently divorced people is mental care, and Move Onward provides recommendations for therapists and life coaches both online and in your new area.

Circles

Circles provides space for individuals at every stage of the divorce process, from the contemplation phase to post-divorce life, to meet with and support others online. One of the best ways to learn how to cope is to share with others who are experiencing the same things. Circles helps you remember that you don’t have to do this alone.

Psychology Today

Psychology Today provides mental health support to anyone. For people going through divorce or establishing a life after a divorce, Psychology Today provides tons of resources to help you understand what you’re going through. It even provides help with co parenting by telling you what to do … instead of what not to do.

Your Tango

Shedding light on the importance of putting divorce behind you, Your Tango helps you prepare for the next stage of your life. Divorce is not the end of the world. It’s okay to remember your marriage with fondness while also remembering why it ended. Your Tango can help you work through the thoughts running through your mind and realize that you won’t get all the answers. In fact, sometimes, you just need to accept that you won’t know the answers and simply move on.

Good Men Project

After a divorce, many people go through unhealthy relationships. They rebound, entering relationships they shouldn’t just because they miss having another person around. The Good Men Project helps you recognize a good relationship when it comes. Post-divorce relationships can seem overwhelming and even emotional. Understand your needs, and make sure you see the signs of both good and bad relationships before you go too far.

Taking Action

This video isn’t specific to divorce. It’s about living your life. Everyone lives their life differently, and that’s great. But don’t let life pass you by. The world is full of people too afraid and too cautious to take risks and act boldly, providing endless excuses for why they failed or why they chose to not do certain things. Divorce is not the end; it is a new beginning. Seize it. Remember, this life is more than just a read-through. 

Good Therapy

Focus on your future. Good Therapy helps you do that by realizing your divorce is not a bad thing. That can be a hard concept for many people to grasp. You don’t enter marriage thinking it will end, so why should you be happy that it did? Because it’s what’s best for you. There’s a reason your marriage ended, a reason that’s unique to every couple. Grieve, be sad, accept those feelings, and then remember why you chose divorce – and start thriving.