The Benefits of Going Back To Work After Divorce

By Jackie Pilossoph, Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling, Love Essentially columnist and author

One big change that many divorced women experience is that they end up going back to work after divorce.

Some women are excited, but I think going back to work after divorce can be terrifying for many reasons, which range from leaving your kids with a nanny or in childcare to fear of technology (Just FYI, when I got divorced I did not know how to use an iPhone or a Mac and both scared the crap out of me) to being nervous you just won’t be able to juggle both a job and kids.

 

 

Need some reasons why going back to work after divorce is a really, really good thing? Watch this video. I interviewed a bunch of working moms (not all divorced) but nonetheless out there in the workforce.

 

One big change that many divorced women experience is financial, meaning they end up going back to work after divorce.

Some women are excited, but I think going back to work after divorce can be terrifying for many reasons, which range from leaving your kids with a nanny or in childcare to fear of technology. Just FYI, when I got divorced I did not know how to use an iPhone or a Mac and both scared the crap out of me.

Need some reasons why going back to work after divorce is a good thing? Watch this video! I interviewed a bunch of working moms (not all divorced) but nonetheless out there in the workforce.

 

 

Here are 10 reasons why going back to work could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you!

1. You will meet all kinds of people you never would have met had you not taken the job.

2. You will end up being extremely technology savvy. (Even if like me you never would have believed it possible.)

 

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3. You will perform really well and surprise yourself, which will give you self-esteem and much needed self-love.

4. Your kids will appreciate you more and you will appreciate them more. The time you spend together will be less, but better quality.

5. You might find a real passion for what you do and look forward to going to work every day.

6. You will probably get promoted and beam with self-pride and make more money.

7. You will feel smart and sexy.

8. This job might be a vehicle to helping you figure out your professional dreams and goals.

9. You will end up with a great wardrobe and look forward to looking really nice every day.

10. You might hate me for saying this, but I can’t resist. You might meet the love of your life. Sorry but it’s possible.

 

Like this article? Check out my post: “8 Job Searching Tips for Moms Going back To Work.”

 

 


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Jackie Pilossoph

Editor-in-chief: Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce is a journey. Live it with grace, courage and gratitude. Peace and joy are on the way! Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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