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Life lessons that a divorce that teach

Many people imagine what it will be like to meet and marry the partner of their dreams. However, few people likely consider what his or her life may look like after a divorce changes that vision. As many California families have likely discovered, a divorce does not mean that life cannot be enriched after a marriage dissolves.

While life does change after the divorce decree has been entered, it does not mean that it changes for the worst. Indeed, in many aspects, family members can grow and experience new ways to enjoy life. One parent recently shared how her life has improved several years after she and her former husband parted ways. One way that she has learned to appreciate the changes is learning to enjoy the time that her children spend with their father -- giving her opportunities for child-free moments. She has also learned that her children will not be traumatized by the change in their family composition.

This woman has also expressed her surprise that she likes her former spouse's new partner. She further shared that she appreciates the time that this woman devotes to the children. While it is true that she and her ex still disagree on certain issues, she no longer has to be emotionally invested in the relationship.

One of the greatest benefits this particular woman expressed was her ability to no longer focus on the opinions of outsiders when it comes to how her family functions. She has since remarried and takes pride in her new family. California families who are on the verge of filing for a divorce of their own, may be encouraged by the realization that the end of a marriage does not indicate that life itself is over, but is only the beginning of a new one. An experienced and compassionate family law professional may be a valuable resource as one seeks to embark on a new chapter of his or her own.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "What 5 years of divorce have taught me", Heidi Stevens, July 25, 2017

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