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Losing Friends Due to a Divorce


Divorces can affect more than just your relationship with your spouse and, to a certain extent, their family. Sometimes you can also end up losing friends because of a divorce. Whether you’ve just gone through a divorce or are still going through it, there’s a chance that something like this might happen. If you feel worried, that’s fine. But don’t let that worry get to you. Continue reading on and maybe you can pick up a thing or two about how to go about it.

Let Them Go

Just like how you have to let your spouse go, you also have to let those friends go. A lot of relationships end for a reason, and sometimes you’re better off putting an end to them. Think about it. If you’re going to lose a couple of friendships due to a divorce, then maybe it’s better that you let them go. People who choose to pick sides for no good reason have no place in your life, especially if they let something like a divorce get in the way. You don’t need people like that in your life because all they might do is nitpick on every single thing you do and just judge you for whatever it is you do. That doesn’t sound like much of a friend, right?

Focus on Those that Matter

People will always come and go. But those that stay, are the ones that are worth keeping. The ones that will be honest with you, patient, and understanding are the ones you should consider your real friends. Despite your mistakes, they chose to stay. And if they’re honest and tell you what you need to hear, things that’ll help you better, then that’s even better. That’s a real friend. Sure, they might not be there all the time, but that’s fine. Everyone has their own life to live, after all. But if those people still choose to be around despite everything, then those are the people that should matter. Those are the people you should cherish. Forget the ones who left. At least you know who’s really there for you. So, forget about the ones that left and just focus on yourself and those that still choose to be around you.

There will always be people who will choose to leave you. That’s a fact of life. Whether or not they had a good reason doesn’t matter. Just continue to keep working on yourself and don’t let those people you lost stop you from moving along. You owe yourself at least that. As long as you continue to better yourself, there will always be someone there who’ll be there for you.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at timothy.hutton@austintexaslegal.com

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