Welcome to divorcedand40.com, a place to find hope, humor, advice and healing. You’re here! I’m so glad you came. There’s really no need for us to be lonely when there are so many of us out here, you know, in divorced and 40 (something) land. Divorce is not the end of your life. It may feel that way for awhile, but that’s a lie. It’s the beginning of a new you, a better you.We’ve lost a lot, but there is so much to gain. You may have lost yourself, and now is the time to send out the search party. What are you passionate about? What is your life purpose? Are there new goals you want to set for yourself? How are you re-defining what family means to you now? There’s a lot to discover.
Developing a support network to help you navigate the grief of divorce is essential in your recovery and re-emergence. What do I mean by re-emergence? You will come out on the other side of any trauma a different person. It’s up to you to decide who that person will be. Will you be stronger, optimistic, and full of hope and expectation for a beautiful future, or will you stay broken and become bitter and cynical? Honestly, I have had moments on both ends of the spectrum, and that’s why we need each other!
It’s helpful to read something you can relate to. My hope is you can come here for encouragement and hopefully be able to laugh a little because I know I cried more in this past year than I ever want to again in my life. If we’re going to cry this much, we may as well try to find some humor in this mess somewhere. I hope you will find that here, laughter, encouragement, hope, and the belief that you are not alone.