I'm lonely after my divorce.

I'm lonely after my divorce. My ex-husband has the kids every other week and the house seems so quiet with them gone. What do I do to cure the loneliness that I feel when the kids walk out the door?

By Kimberly Pryor
May 24, 2013
NV FAQs/Emotional Issues

Relationship expert, author, and divorce blogger Kimberly Pryor answers: The best solution is to either revisit a hobby that you gave up when you married or find a new hobby. When you're spending time pursuing something you're really passionate about, it will take your mind off the kids.

You also can volunteer for a non-profit organization, one that has a cause that means something to you. Part of the heartache of having your kids gone is that there's no one there to depend on you. When you volunteer at a charity, you're helping other people and it will feel good to know someone is depending on you even when your kids are with their father.

Kimberly Pryor is a journalist and the author of The Indestructible Relationship, which won the EPIC eBook Award for best nonfiction of 2012. Visit her blog at www.afterdivorceadvice.com.

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