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Looking forward to the positive side of divorce

When people hear the word 'divorce,' there are often negative emotions tied to it. But there are plenty of Florida divorcees that can honestly say it was the best decision they ever made. It may not have been an easy decision, but in the end it brought them to a better place.

Divorce lawyers know the ins and outs of the process. They've seen the hardships and the struggles, but they have also seen the positive outcomes after the dust has settled. The same could be said about any mental health professional that helps an individual through the emotional parts of divorce. Recently a human behavior expert detailed the positive aspects of divorce that she has recognized throughout her work.

To start, divorce can lead to renewed self-confidence. It can bring you back to the person you were before the marriage took away your power. This empowerment to take your life back not only affects you, but also your kids. Although there’s a lot of talk about the negative impact of divorce on children, divorce can bring an opportunity for parents to be role models. Making the decision to divorce may show children your strength and your ability to grow from your mistakes.

Speaking of learning from mistakes, that’s a huge benefit of divorce. After all is said and done, an individual can take time to reflect and heal. They can look back on their relationship in order to notice patterns, which may lead to healthier relationships in the future. Any future relationship may be an opportunity for parents to show their children what a healthy relationship looks like.

Divorce could be one of the most difficult decisions of a person’s life, but also one that may change their life for the better.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Positive Outcomes of Divorce,” Dr. Gail Gross, Feb. 11, 2014

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