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Moving on after a divorce, why a good settlement helps

When you are going through a divorce, a lot of feelings will come up. You might feel angry, hurt, desperate, confused, and happy. While these feelings aren't abnormal, they can affect your ability to move on after the divorce is finalized. Residents of Texas who are going through a divorce might be interested in learning about some reasons why people who have gone through a divorce might have trouble moving on. Following are some of the reasons:

Triggers: When certain things remind you of the past, you might start to feel anxious about your new life. While this might be bothersome, it is an important part of healing that allows you to retrain your thoughts.

Holding On: Holding on to the past can prevent you from moving on after a divorce. You might have been in pain so long from the divorce that pain is your new identity. Letting go of that pain can allow you to move on.

Lack of Forgiveness: You might be waiting on an apology from your former spouse, which may never come. You have to accept that you might not get an apology. Allowing yourself to forgive can free you after your divorce.

Dependency: Whether you realize it or not, you were more than likely somewhat dependent on your former spouse. If you have children, this is amplified. Realizing that you are now alone can be scary. Learning ways to be independent in caring for yourself and your children can help you to move on.

When going through a divorce, there is no magic formula that will help everyone. It is important for you to work out a divorce settlement that gives you a firm foundation to build your new life. Learning the divorce laws in Texas can help you protect your interests, so that you can move on as easily as possible when the divorce is finalized.

Source: Huffington Post, "6 Things That Keep You From Moving on After Divorce" Lisa Arends, Apr. 16, 2014

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