Previously on our blog we took a look at some different ways to piece your social life together after you have gone through a divorce. We discussed the importance of reevaluating your current friendships, reigniting old friendships that had passed by, as well as strategies of meeting new people and making new friends. However, there are other important things to note if you are looking to build a strong social circle in your new life that you’re making for yourself. So without further ado, here are some final tips on rebuilding your social circle after divorce…
Look for other changes in your life
Divorce is a huge change that sends out ripples that affect many other aspects of your life. It is also, however, the first step in the road to building a new, stronger you. For this reason, now is the perfect time to evaluate a wide variety of different aspects in your life, and find the changes that need to happen for you to grow as a person. Look at things that you have been doing that make you unhappy, or things that got you to the place you are currently at in your. Reevaluate what is important to you and what changes you can make to get closer to finding that contentedness. Making these changes will bring you in the paths of people who will contribute meaningfully to your life. In short, focusing on being a better you will attract the kind of people you want to be around.
Cut out people who are detrimental to your life
In the same way that you need to bring people you care about into your social circle, there may also be individuals who are toxic to you, and can contribute negatively to your mental and emotional well-being during this time. Now is the time to cut these people out of your life, at least for now. It may sound harsh, but you need to find a road to stability before you can handle these kinds of people. This isn’t to say that these are bad people, or that you don’t care immensely about them, but now may not be the right time for you to be in each other’s life. Acknowledging this type of difficult situation and acting appropriately shows that your friendship with them can still maintain maturity, and may come into play again, further down the road.