The New Year, the new you. This is not a new concept. It is not a coincidence that gym membership and gym attendance increase dramatically every January. Now if only the change would stick. Well, if you are thinking about getting or going through a divorce then some permanent changes are in store for you. You are creating a new you, either due to your choice or forced upon you by your spouse’s choice. Now is the time to jumpstart your new life.
I was watching a comedian on TV last night discuss his divorce. When he announced he got divorced after 10 years of marriage and two kids the audience responded by sighing a collective AWWWW! He immediately chastised the audience and went on to explain that he does not want their pity and divorce is not a tragedy. He talked about how no blissfully happy marriage ends in divorce. It happens absolutely zero times. If a blissfully happy marriage ended in divorce it would be a tragedy and deserve an AWWWW. But his unhappy marriage ended and it is a cause for celebration. The audience applauded him while laughing at the truth of his statements. If you are unhappy you can make a change. If not now, when?
So it is time to celebrate the New Year and the new you.
- Michelle Weinberg, LMFT