Divorce can be a very tough time in one's life, but it can also be an opportunity for a fresh start. For example, people may have an easier time ditching bad habits that they struggled with throughout their marriage, and these habits may have even played a role in the breakdown of their marriage. From excessive drinking to a gambling or shopping addiction, overeating, watching too much TV or spending too much time online, there are many ways in which bad habits can be disruptive. However, when a marriage comes to an end, people may have an easier time quitting these habits. Unfortunately, divorce-related stress and negative emotions may also cause these habits to worsen for some individuals.
If you have been struggling with an addiction or a bad habit that you would like to quit, your marriage coming to an end may be an ideal time for you to accomplish this goal for numerous reasons. You may be able to move to another city or a different state, and some of the stressors that were present in your married life may no longer exist. If a toxic relationship worsened your behavior or was directly responsible for some of your bad habits, you may feel a sense of freedom and have a much easier time moving forward in your life.
It is important to approach your divorce with the right mindset and have a clear understanding of your options. We cover a lot of other divorce topics on our blog, from custody disputes to property division and more.