Focus on the family dating after divorce
Although it feels overwhelming, don't stick your head in the sand with the naive hope that you'll be able to make it forever on what you're getting in support and assets (or that you'll meet someone who will take care of you).
First, educate yourself about financial planning through a book, seminar, or online resource.
#2: Accept the Economic Reality of Divorce The smartest women come to terms with the reduced lifestyle they have after divorce.
They reaffirm their priorities or commit to changing their lifestyle.
• If/when the timing is right, they make the decision to increase their earnings through their own means, such as a better job, increased hours, or additional education and training.
Many women also find it beneficial to examine their feelings in a therapeutic setting, such as private therapy, a divorce support group, or counseling services from their church/synagogue.
They do not rely on their ex-husband as their long-term financial solution, nor do they see "finding another man" as the solution.
Unless you're wealthy or a movie star, your economic level will decrease as a result of divorce.
Although daunting at first, this step is immensely empowering.
Divorce may be the first time you've managed the family finances and planned for the future.