7 Life Lessons I Learned From Going Through a Tough Divorce

7 Life Lessons I Learned From Going Through a Tough Divorce

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli We all know the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. Usually it is said to us by a well meaning friend when we are at the end our rope and it is supposed to make us feel better. Sometimes maybe it works and sometimes we may just want to roll our eyes and pull the covers back over our heads. Well, I can tell you that one of the most trying times of my life was going through my divorce about eight years ago. There were tears, threats, the silent treatment, and a huge amount of stress and anxiety. However, when I did finally come out the other side I realized that I was no longer the same person. I learned a lot about life and how to deal with it during that time. These are some of the lessons I learned the hard way. 1. Walk Away From the Wall I spent many, many years banging my head against a brick wall. Not literally of course, but you know that feeling when you have tried to make someone see your point of view over and over with no success? I was exasperated. I was frustrated. I didn’t get how my ex could be so hard-headed. Why couldn’t he get it? Why couldn’t he handle things the “right” way? Well, talk about being hard-headed. I was the one continuing to bang my head against that wall and I kept coming back for more. Talk about a headache. One day I...