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  • Se'Lena Wingfield, Ph.D.

How to Stay Positive in a Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult and emotionally draining process. However, it’s important to stay positive and keep your focus on the future. Here are some tips to help you stay positive during a divorce:

  1. Take care of yourself: Make sure you’re taking care of your physical and emotional needs. Get enough sleep, eat well, exercise, and allow yourself time to rest and relax.

  2. Seek Support: Reach out to supportive family and friends, or consider joining a support group to talk with others who are going through a similar experience. It can be helpful to express your feelings and receive validation from those who understand what you’re going through.

  3. Focus on the Positive: It’s easy to get caught up in negativity, but try to focus on the positive aspects of the situation. Think about the new opportunities that may come from this change and the potential for personal growth.

  4. Create New Goals: Set new goals for yourself to help you feel more empowered. Whether it’s learning a new skill, starting a new hobby, or taking a class, having something to focus on can help you stay motivated and positive during this time.

  5. Take Time for Yourself: It’s important to make time for yourself. Whether it’s taking a break from the news, going for a walk, or reading a book, give yourself permission to take a break and practice self-care.

You've got this!


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