The Best Divorce Advice I’ve Ever Received

3. Resist the urge to get even

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The best divorce advice I ever received was, “Don’t get even, get better!” Instead of directing negative energy toward your ex, generate that power toward bettering yourself. When my ex-husband and I separated and divorced, I returned to graduate school and finished my doctorate degree. I used all of my energy to empower myself toward complete self-reliance and independence. That is the very best place from which to enter your next relationship.

Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills child, parenting, and relationship psychotherapist; author of The Self-Aware Parent and co-star of Sex Box on WEtv.

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