You’ve been downsized
I’ve purposely stayed away from the “whys” of divorce. But it’s important to note that numerous studies have concluded that money matters was the No. 1 reason why most couples untied the knot.
The sooner you face the fact that your financial situation has been altered the sooner you’ll be able to come to terms with a new budget, if you haven’t done so already.
At first, you’ll find it hard to accept that you can no longer count on a significant other’s paycheck. You are a party of one and must conduct yourself as such. If you got the house and the kids are out – sell it if the market is hot. Who needs the memories or the maintenance?
If you were too busy journaling while your then-husband was the one keeping the financial books, it’s time you switched from fiction to non-fiction.
You can feel lucky and hope to win the lottery. You can hope that your future fully loaded Mr. Right is conducting a search and rescue for you. You can wish for a windfall. If you choose any of these, may I suggest you incorporate prayer and palm readings to assist you in the aforementioned endeavors.