Being newly divorced or fresh from a break-up can often times be when you need a little boost. Hopefully friends and family are there to support you. I was so lucky to have that when my first husband left. My friends and family were amazing. Even now I can’t believe all they did for me.
Today I thought I’d share a few lines that people shared with me during the divorce…ones that made a difference.
From my beloved acupuncturist/spiritual healer:
“You are a gift. Be with someone that will treat you like that. You have so much to offer. Be with someone who will bring that same energy and power to you.”
“Leave a legacy…learn to be happy.”
From a friend, divorced and now happily remarried:
“Even though it doesn’t feel like it now, before long, your life will be so different that your ex husband will seem like a distant boyfriend. I promise that life really will move on and be so great again.”
From my mother:
“Consider any money you’ve lost as an investment in your own peace. You’ll make all the money back, anyway.”
From many friends:
“Guys will come knocking down your door. Also, I know someone I want to set you up with.”
From a cute/normal guy on the train on the VERY FIRST DAY I did not wear my wedding ring (he got off at my stop and lived in the neighborhood):
“Hi there. How are you? I was wondering if I could take you out for a drink?” Me: “Oh, no thank you (dying), but I am just barely going to be newly single.” Handsome subway stranger: “That’s good news for me. I’d love to take you to dinner whenever you’re ready.”
Ha! Well, there you have it…some things that boosted my spirits during a rough time. I now pass them onto you. And I hope you have similar lines coming your way from your loved ones.
Do you remember any things that people told you after a break-up that made a difference?
(Cute print from Cheryl Szabo Yau, available on Etsy)