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Dealing with others’ judgment at divorce

To some extent, we are conditioned to care about what other people think of us. We generally want to be liked, looked up to, admired and even envied. That’s why many of us try to paint a rosy picture of our lives to our friends, acquaintances and followers on social media.

But when we make a huge decision such as the decision to file for divorce, we can no longer pretend that things in our home life are going perfectly. Many people are hesitant to take action to pursue a happier life simply because they are worried about what people will think. If you know that divorce is right for you but you are worried about what other people will think, the following are some tips for dealing with other people’s judgment.

Don’t focus on what you can’t control

You can never control what other people do or think. You can only control the way people act toward you. Therefore, if people are going to judge, simply let them, and know that it is not your responsibility to try to make them feel differently.

Own your decisions

While you may look back on your life and see that you would have done certain things differently, you can only make the best of the situation you have now. Treat yourself kindly and know that you are always making the best possible decisions that you can with the situation you are presented in. Your decision to divorce was the right one for you, so you should own it and be proud of it,

Look to the future

People who are judgmental should not be a part of your life. Have a vision of a more positive future life and know that you are working toward it, one day at a time.

If you want to file for divorce, make sure that you prepare yourself with a solid divorce strategy so that you can move forward positively into your new life.

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