Helpful pieces of advice for divorcing women

Since it has been said that women initiate a majority of divorces in America, it behooves us to provide a post on divorce advice for moms and moms-to-be who are embroiled in disputes involving custody, child support and property division. After all, a majority of single family homes are headed by women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Also, less than half of such women receive full and regular child support payments. There is also a notion that women do not fare as well with property division, even though it is relatively unfounded.

With that, we offer some helpful advice for moms going through divorce.

Take your time - If you have to speak with your ex-spouse, and you don’t have a good relationship with him, take a deep breath and think about what you say before responding. This especially applies if you are responding to emails.

Learn to love yourself – Through the trials of a difficult marriage and divorce, you may end up beating yourself up and blame yourself for what went wrong. You may also carry a great deal of bitterness with you. But as you heal, make sure to take time for yourself and do not feel guilty about doing so.

Don’t sweat the small stuff – There will be things throughout your post-divorce life that will get on your nerves. Don’t let the little things get you down.

Being divorced is O.K. – There’s a reason that the divorce rate is nearly 50 percent. It does not mean that you failed, or that your life is over. It’s just a new chapter in your life.