One of the toughest things for a woman in particular when they get divorced is very often they have been a stay-at-home mom or their work life never really developed into a career that would enable them to pay the bills for a family.
While there are certain things like spousal maintenance that she may be able to rely on for a while it isn’t a long-term revenue stream. The advice I give women is start to look at yourself as an individual, not the extension of everyone else.
I’ve spoken to women who while married never considered working because they enjoyed their ‘day lady’ status. They’re entitled. Then there are women who have been financial contributors but may not make enough to be independent and be able to pay for a divorced household.
Reality bites. Start now to create your vision of who you are and what you want to be.