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Navigating New Year’s After Divorce

With its inevitable bills and bad weather, the first of January may be no one’s favorite holiday, but navigating New Year’s Eve after divorce brings a special set of challenges. Read on to discover our suggestions for New Year’s resolutions that will not only help you cope, but see you into 2022 in style.

New Year's After Divorce

7 Resolutions For Navigating New Year’s After Divorce: 

  1. Resolve to make resolutions you can keep
  2. Be good to yourself
  3. Celebrate your new beginning
  4. Remember you’re not alone
  5. Resolve to get the kids on-board
  6. Resolve to do some reading
  7. Resolve to protect your bank balance 

 

1. Resolve to make resolutions you can keep

Before you get to your other resolutions, let’s start with an easy one. Now is not the time to resolve to lose 20 pounds, train for a marathon, learn a foreign language, or remodel the kitchen. Those are all worthy goals indeed, but you’ve got enough going on.

New Year’s after divorce is a time to keep your focus on achievable goals that guarantee immediate gratification. Like watching a weepie movie, burying your nose in a bestseller, or watching reality television while you’re on the phone with your best friend. You’ll not only feel better, you’ll be able to brag that you kept a New Year’s resolution.

 

2. Resolve to be good to yourself

Instead of giving in to temptation to toss your wedding ring in the bin, or lock it away where you’ll never see it again, we’re all in favour of using unwanted wedding jewellery to finance what you need.

If the engagement ring has become an unpleasant reminder, why not sell it to pay legal fees, or trade it in for a luxury watch. Sell off that Cartier Love Bracelet to get yourself a gorgeous Cartier Pearl & Diamond lariat. Click the button below to sell unwanted luxury jewellery, watches, bags or sneakers for cash or store credit.

3. Resolve to celebrate your new beginning

It’s really happening. Whether the divorce was your idea, your ex’s, or a mutual decision, it’s time to embrace your new start. Consider throwing yourself a divorce party to celebrate the end of the divorce process and child support negotiations.

You’ll never have a better excuse and don’t feel guilty about kicking up your heels. (Communicate that to the kids too: Let them know that they’re not being disloyal if they have a fantastic time with the other parent.)

4. Resolve to remember you’re not alone

Half of all marriages end in divorce. Unless you’re rich and famous, then the percentage seems to be higher.

Some celebrity couples—like Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx—never even made it to the altar. And we can vouch for the fact that more splits will be announced in the next few weeks—January is historically the busiest time of year for divorce lawyers. So be gentle on yourself this New Year’s after divorce and remember that you are not alone.

 

5. Resolve to get the kids on-board

New Year’s is no one’s favorite time of year. And that goes double for New Year’s after divorce with kids: Christmas is over; school is about to start again; summer seems far, far away. Get them over the sulks by finding a way to get them involved, especially in decisions like relocation or a switch to a new school.

6. Resolve to do some reading

Ditch the Cinderella stories and happily-ever-after tales for nonfiction that celebrates the next phase of your life. Three that will see you into the New Year nicely:

  • Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. Gretchen Rubin, author of self-help blockbusters The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, explores the way that habits  can control our lives—and how we can control our habits.
  • Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person. Superstar television writer/producer Shonda Rhimes’ story of how she challenged herself to get out of her comfort zone—and what came next.
  • The Path Made Clear. Incorporating interviews and advice from the likes of Eckhart Tolle and Elizabeth Gilbert, Oprah Winfrey addresses readers who are at a crossroads in life.

 

7. Resolve to protect your bank balance

Divorce does not come cheap. Over and above legal fees, you’re no longer splitting household expenses. And you may have to finance a move, new furniture, or a new car—all while coping with post-holiday bills.

One way to do it: liquidating assets you no longer need, such as unwanted, unworn wedding jewellery, diamonds, designer jewellery, or luxury watches. Click the button below to sell unwanted jewellery and watches for cash or store credit.

How To Sell Your Jewellery

WP Diamonds provides a streamlined solution to selling wedding jewellery, diamonds, designer jewellery, or luxury watches. Selling with WP Diamonds is so simple and so fast that the entire process can take as little as 48 hours.

Thanks to our international presence, global connections, and team of experts, we always provide our clients with honest and competitive cash offers. Our trustworthy selling process has earned us hundreds of excellent reviews from satisfied customers.

How it works:

  1. Complete our online form with information about your wedding jewellery, diamonds, designer jewellery, or luxury watches.
  2. Our experts will contact you with a price quote.
  3. Getting your final offer is just as easy. You can schedule a complimentary appointment at one of our offices in Birmingham, London, New York, or Hong Kong. Or, for your convenience, request our free and fully shipping.
  4. Once our experts evaluate your items, we will provide our final offer. You can accept a bank transfer OR choose a store credit to get an additional 10 percent. Best of all: We have no hidden fees or commissions—the final price is exactly how much you will be paid.

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120 Vyse Street, Hockley
Birmingham, B18 6NF, UK

6 Duddell Street,
Suite 604
Central, Hong Kong

Suite 822, 8F Shin, Kokusai Building,
3-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-0005