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.