What did you do in order to survive your divorce?

United States
January 15, 2007 4:07am CST
Recently, I was thinking about my divorce. (I was married to my High School Sweetheart for 14 years) I remember as I went through the divorce - how I use to smile on the outside and be hurting on the inside. I tried everything in order to make the pain go away, but It seem to always be with me. In order to survive the pain of divorce I did the following: pray, exercise, talk to friends and family, started a journal, read Holy Bible, visit counselor (at least 3 times), cried, long walks on beach, listen to music, church, read books (on self-esteem), and stayed positive. What did you do in order to survive your divorce?
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4 responses
• United States
15 Jan 07
You named everything that I would suggest dear. Does your church have a group for singles or divorced people? Time is the only thing that helps. I'm sorry for your pain and unhappiness dear. May our wonderful Lord bless you, and comfort you. May He fill your voids. Blessings.
• United States
16 Jan 07
Thank you for your words of encouragement. If It had not been for my faith, beliefs, trust, and Love for God, I don't know what I would have done. Things are getting better. I send blessings back to you. God Bless you.
• United States
28 Jan 07
Thank you honey. I just said a prayer for you. Blessings, M&M
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Believe it or not, I survive my divorce by just continue to do as I did, be a good mom, I had plenty friends and family to talk to. Til this day after the divorce we are still the best of friends, just we didnt get along very well being married...
• United States
16 Jan 07
Thanks for your comments I did the same thing be a good mom, showed them love and just took care of my kids. Family and friends helped a lot. It took a minute but my ex and I are still friends and continue to have a good understanding when it comes to the kids.
@calvin222 (1607)
• India
15 Jan 07
i love fountain pens - the pleasure of a fountain pen
I survived my divorce my immediatly getting married again. not a very wise choice or decision but well it helped to be in the pink of love again. but maybe i wouldnt advise it for people kindof like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. frankly if i was to get divorced again i would be celebrating and not trying to survive.
• United States
16 Jan 07
Thanks for you response. My exhusband married a couple years after we divorced. He says something similar to you - although he says that when he jumped into another relationship to soon it wasn't fair to the new person because he was still thinking about our life, marriage, and years we had together. I hope the best for you and the marriage you are in now.
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I went through a divorce myself back in 1996 and i go remarried in 1998.. I have 3 kids.. and i got married at 17 right after graduation.. and i was married for 15 year.. we got divorced.. it was a hard time.. but i think what got me through it was that i had family and friends that helped me out in different ways even if it was just for talking. And i worked also, so they would help babysit also.. And God was in my life all the time and still is.. I would pray and i know that was the biggest part of me surviving divorce believe me there were times i wanted to give up.. but i didn't cause of my kids.. And writing in a journal is a great thing.. and crying is part of it.. i did plenty of that also.. then i met this great guy he was great with the kids.. and the kids liked him to.. and we got married in 98 and its been great since. I wish you well and i will have you in my prayers.. Everything will be ok.. you will see just hang in there and be strong..