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How can I move on post-divorce?

A Texas woman recently made headline news with her “explosive” post-divorce celebration.  Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler of Lacoste, Texas decided to mark her divorce with a momentous act.  She held a divorce party with about 40 guests in attendance. With her guests gathered, she fired an explosive and set her wedding dress on fire.  The explosion was said to be felt by those living some 15 miles away. Ms. Santleben-Stiteler stated to local news sources that after her divorce, she just wanted to eliminate items from the marriage from her home.  She removed some items like photographs, but the wedding dress she decided to burn. To ensure the wedding dress truly went up in flames, Santleben-Stiteler rigged the dress with an explosive and shot it from over 200 yards away.  The result was nothing short of explosive, and Santleben-Stiteler stated the act provided her with the closure she needed.

Starting Life Anew After Divorce

While it is not advised that every divorcing spouse use explosives, Santleben-Stiteler’s sentiment in celebrating her newfound single life is one to be admired.  Divorce is often thought of as a painful and devastating experience, but finalizing your divorce can represent a beautiful new chapter in your life. A divorce is a fresh start and deserves some act of celebration.

There are many steps you can take to celebrate your divorce, from a divorce party to simple everyday acts.  If your divorce is coming to an end, consider taking the following actions to celebrate this next era in your life:

Throw a party:  Your finalized divorce could be the perfect excuse to get a group of good friends over and socialize.  Your friends have likely been a source of support throughout the divorce process, and they will no doubt welcome a chance to help you celebrate the end of your marriage and start of your new life.

Treat yourself:  A divorce can stretch finances thin, but there are many inexpensive things you can do to celebrate you.  Treat yourself to a new book, haircut, massage, or just a relaxing day to yourself to ring in your new chapter.

Start to move on:  Once your divorce is finalized, your greatest act of celebration will be moving on with your life.  Sit down and consider where you want to see yourself in the next few weeks, months, and years. Plan a vacation, start a new hobby, or consider a move.  The future is yours, so set out and grab it.