Reinventing yourself after a breakup or divorce can be an awakening experience, one which allows an individual to re-wire their activities and mindset to (in large part) start over. Maybe there was certain things that you were interested in that your ex prevented you from exploring; now without the weight of judgement, you feel free to reach out into the unknown parts of the world and see what it has to offer,
These periods of exploration carry an optimistic approach, one that feels open to possibilities. However, what if these desires to test the waters prove hazardous. Often when we discuss or suggest the concept of personal exploration, we mean investing time and energy meaningfully into yourself. But what if your responsibilities go beyond just you and onto others, i.e. if children are involved?