Tips for Taking Yourself Back to School After a Divorce

By The Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC on July 30, 2015

Long Island Back to SchoolA divorce marks the beginning of your new life.  Once paperwork is signed and your children are prepared to start their own school year, you may be thinking about going back to school yourself to complete a degree, earn a new credential, or simply to explore a topic that interests you.

Going Back to School After A Divorce

  • Resist the urge to compare yourself to your classmates. Whether you’re going to college for the first time or going back to finish a degree, chances are good that many of your classmates will be younger than you are. Some may be younger than your children!  Resist the natural urge to compare yourself to them.  Your life experience gives you a perspective younger students don’t have – one that many professors value as an important addition to class discussion.
  • Do one thing that rebuilds your self-confidence. After a divorce, many people feel shaken, self-conscious, anxious, or uncertain. While creating your school schedule, include time for at least one activity that you love and feel you do well.  This might be part of your class schedule, or it might be “you time” that you schedule daily or weekly.
  • Take it one assignment at a time. Getting back into the routine of school can be tough, especially if it’s been years or decades since you sat at a student’s desk. If you get overwhelmed looking at the whole year, break it down: just tackle the next assignment.  Turn in one piece of work at a time and you’ll have reached your goal before you know it!

At the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, P.C., our experienced Long Island divorce attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients navigate divorce and separation successfully, so they can focus on the future.  Contact us today to learn more.

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