WARNING: This posting is for women about to start the divorce process, are currently going through a divorce, or are recently divorced. If you know someone who is getting a divorce, please forward to them immediately, they will thank you profusely for it.
The divorce process can be just so... overwhelming/exhausting/frustrating/long/emotional/fill in your adjective here. Just when you think you’ve done the hard part and admitted you are getting divorced, you are slammed with even more emotions, frustrations from your soon to be ex, homework from your attorneys and other professionals, and oh yea…everyday life. The light at the end of the tunnel seems to be turned off, and you are thinking how on earth am I going to get through this and survive? I can barely make it through a day without breaking down and crying/cursing/wanting to crawl back in bed.
And you feel alone, so utterly alone. Everyone wants to give you their two cents, but none of them really know what you are going through. Everyone is an “expert” and gives advice because their sister went through a divorce, their neighbor got the marital home in her divorce, and their cousin got $10,000 in alimony. Yes, we’ve heard it all, and everyone is talking at you but no one is listening to you. It’s amazing how we can feel so alone while everyone is there talking. But like I said, they are giving advice, insights, and past experiences, but none of it applies to you because they aren’t hearing you.
Oh and one more thing, you have no idea where to start…to start to feel normal again, to start to get your money back on track, to start a new life, or to start the divorce process. So you feel alone, overwhelmed and confused, with no idea what to do. After speaking with hundreds of women (divorcing, divorced, and divorce professionals) and helping dozens of women get through a divorce, I’ve decided enough was enough. Enough women feel this way, and because of this, I wanted to create a breakthrough divorce workshop, Divorced and Alive Again. Our first workshop is on February 11th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Foran Financial Group, 54 Grove Street Suite 2A Somerville, NJ 08876. There will be a panel of divorce professionals including the following:
To get you started, here are my Do’s and Don’ts of Divorce:
Jesssica Weaver, CFP®, CDFA™, CFS®
Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the opinions or services of Joan Geiger, Susan Friedman, William Lemega, or the organizations they represent. Any opinions are those of Jessica Weaver and not necessarily those of RJFS or Raymond James.