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Dealing with ‘Divorce Month’

January 20, 2017 - Diamond Articles

January has been dubbed ‘Divorce Month’ by lawyers and statistics alike, shining a light on an unhappy surge in divorce filings and divorce related searches in the New Year. Many divorce lawyers notice a significant bump in divorce filings come January, as well as a general spike in new and questioning clients that often carries through until March.

Why is January called Divorce Month?

While there is no true way to pinpoint the exact reasons why an individual finally decides to move forward with a divorce, there has been speculation as to why this specific time of year. Usually, if someone has decided in January to file, it points to issues that started well before the holiday, but it is often seen as better to wait until after the holidays to make any final decisions. This is especially true when children are involved.

Another point made was with that the New Year brings a lot of realizations. Looking at the possibility of another year, in the same marital situation, is often enough to trigger someone to take those first steps toward change. After a holiday full of traveling, extended family, and time away from work, the ‘back to reality’ feeling sets in quite quickly with that first Monday back in your old routine. As a result, January sees a spike in divorces and is often referred to as divorce month.


How to start over after divorce

While no two divorces are the same, there are some key steps that you can take to navigate your separation.

  1. Grieve: An important part of the healing process is to allow yourself the time and space to grieve. No matter your feelings on your past relationship, a separation often comes with feelings of loss. Take the time to process these feelings and do not be afraid to reach out to family, friends or aa therapist to discuss this.
  2. New beginnings: You cannot control the past but you do have control over your future. What positive steps can you now take? Perhaps you may have been putting off continuing your education. Perhaps this is now the perfect time to take up a new hobby. Actively look for new hobbies, interests or projects. By focusing on your future and all the positive steps you can take, this will take your mind off the past and help you move forward.
  3. Out with the old: While some see starting over in a stressful and unhappy light, some do find the process positive and refreshing. When looking at the possibility of redirecting the trajectory of your life, it is nice to start with a clean slate, and an open mind for the future. Part of this cleansing spirit may include getting rid of the things that represent your prior life situation. In marriage, one of the biggest reminders will likely be your engagement ring and wedding band. While it may hold happy memories, starting this new chapter completely unbridled with the past can be therapeutic. You can also think about the monetary return you receive as a positive first step in your new chosen path. Instead of letting it gather dust in a drawer, turn something negative into a positive.


Where to sell your second-hand engagement ring?

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We work with hundreds of customers on a daily basis going through a divorce and selling their engagement ring. We understand the unique set of challenges that divorce brings. But we also understand that if you are ready to part with the ring, this is can be a financially rewarding and empowering way to part with the past and move forward. We are an A+ BBB rated buyer, trusted by customers throughout the world as a safe way to sell engagement rings after divorce. Our hundreds of customer reviews are testimony to our dedication to providing a professional, high-end and hassle-free service. We buy your diamond jewelry, designer jewelry and luxury watches directly in as little as 24 hours. Simply click the button below to get started. Have any questions about selling? Do not hesitate to get in touch at support@wpdiamonds.com or call 646 758 0270, we are always happy to help.

Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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