Life After Divorce

My life is empty after divorce is the thought that continues through this man’s head.

My Life Is Empty After Divorce. Will I Ever Feel Better?

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 8, 2017

You absolutely can feel better. You just have to start doing a few things differently. The end of your marriage leaves huge holes in your life, in your identity and in your mind. And it’s these huge, gaping, bottomless voids that make you feel that your life is empty after divorce. From my vantage point…

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He knows what life after divorce for men over 40 is really like; so, this man is smiling.

What Life After Divorce For Men Over 40 Is Really Like

By Dr. Karen Finn / March 21, 2017

These 4 steps will help you get over your divorce and on with your life. Life after divorce for men over 40 is very different from what their married friends think it is. Their friends think that a divorced guy should immediately get out there and sample as many different women as possible and that…

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Woman who’s dreaming about a happier life after divorce.

5 Tips For A Happier Life After Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / February 20, 2017

When you’re over your grief, these tips will help you find happiness again. Regardless of whether you chose to end your marriage or your spouse did, divorce hurts. The pain is the result of all the losses – lost love, lost dreams for the future together, lost family, lost identity, and a myriad of others.…

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Couple who’s figured out how to be in a relationship despite previous heartbreak.

How To Be In A Relationship After Divorce Broke Your Heart

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 25, 2017

You’ve worked hard to get over your divorce. Don’t let it get in the way of your future happiness. Living through the tumultuous end of your marriage is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. And the repercussions of it echo through your life in often surprising ways – and sometimes for a…

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Dating – It Is Not Always About Finding That Perfect Person

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 9, 2017

There are other truly amazing reasons to date besides getting hitched again. I can’t tell you how many people (especially men) I’ve talked to over the years who begin dating after divorce for the sole purpose of finding “the one.” You know, the person who really will love them for the rest of their lives…

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Smart woman who believes hating your ex is a waste of time.

8 Ways To Finally Stop Wasting Your Time Hating Your Ex

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 5, 2016

Hating your ex is only hurting you. You’ve done it! You’ve finally created a post-divorce life for yourself that you love. And honestly, things are absolutely perfect. Well, perfect except for one thing – you still hate your ex. Hating your ex for a while as you heal from your divorce is part of the…

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Woman contemplating leaving her post-divorce protective shell and learning how to trust someone again.

Divorced? The Tips You Need For How To Trust Someone Again

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 21, 2016

Learning how to trust someone after divorce is tough, but these 7 tips will make it easier for you. One of the most frequent casualties of divorce is the ability to trust someone again in the same way you trusted your ex. It’s as if you’ve blocked off the most tender and precious part of…

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Couple holding hands as they embark on their adventures dating after divorce.

What You Must Do BEFORE You Start Dating After Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 7, 2016

Use these 5 signs to confidently know if you’re ready to start dating again. How will I know when I’m ready to start dating after divorce? This question is one nearly everyone who divorces eventually asks. And coming up with an answer to it is complicated by the fact that this question (hopefully) brings up…

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How Long Does It Take To Be Happy Again?

By Dr. Karen Finn / October 18, 2016

Being happy again isn’t a time thing. It’s a you thing. One of the most frequently asked questions about divorce recovery is “How long does it take to be happy again?” It’s asked not only as a reflection of what seems like interminable pain, but also because there is so much conflicting information out there…

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Woman who’s serious about making resolutions to ensure her life after divorce is fulfilling and happy.

3 Post-Divorce Resolutions You Should Make (And Keep)

By Dr. Karen Finn / October 3, 2016

Resolutions are definitely not just for the New Year. Obviously, you’ve heard of New Year’s resolutions. They’re those little promises you make to yourself on January 1st each year that you rarely follow through on. You have great intentions, but they tend to evaporate toward the end of January or beginning of February when life…

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Some Promises Are Meant To Be Broken

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 22, 2016

When you divorce, you’ll make promises to yourself that don’t make sense to keep for the long haul. Last May my husband (he’s my second) and I (I’m his third wife) celebrated our anniversary. But it was an event that almost didn’t happen because of a promise I made to myself after I divorced. When…

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What Makes Gray Divorce Especially Difficult

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 12, 2016

Unlike divorces that happen earlier in life, it’s not the kids. Every divorce is full of challenges, frustrations and problems. But gray divorces (those that occur when people divorce in their 50s and beyond) has a unique set of issues. Most couples who divorce later in life are empty nesters. Their kids are out of…

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