Surviving Divorce -- and Making Your Life Better Than Ever

Step 2: Acceptance: Facing Your Fear

Healing Action Steps:

Ready to take the first step toward recreating your life -- and making it better than ever?

  1. Create a quiet environment free from distractions. Take out a pen and a pad of paper, and begin writing your divorce story, complete with all the drama and emotion you feel about the events that transpired. Use language that expresses your deepest, darkest feelings. This is not a time to censor yourself, to be kind or to take responsibility for your actions. Give yourself permission to bring forth whatever needs to be said concerning yourself, your partner and your divorce.
  2. Make a list of the facts about your divorce, without any story, drama or judgment.
  3. Go back and read your list. As you revisit each detail, ask yourself, "Is this fact or fiction?"

If you'd like to share your story or get advice from other women who are going through a similar experience, visit the Surviving Divorce message board.

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