Julie, 50, from Denver, thought she'd be able to handle her divorce.
Her divorce recovery classes helped her realize everyone bounces back at their own pace.
So make sure you stay busy during that difficult time of year.9.
Your kids won't tell you how they really feel about the divorce, but their behavior will. So monitor your kids' actions to understand how they're dealing.
"Divorcing just means that the relationship didn't work out," she says.
"You haven't been rejected as a woman or a person, nor are you incompetent at being a wife, a partner, a lover, a friend."8. Amanda, 29, from Albuquerque, NM, was married for over six years until her divorce.
"Raw emotions will heal and legalities will be completed, but the financial impact of poor decisions, or default decisions due to lack of understanding, will last a lifetime," she warns.