Women Who Thrived Post-Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on June 7, 2015


Brittany Wong wrote a recent piece on HuffPo entitled “8 Famous Women Who Reinvented Themselves After Divorce”. In facing the challenges posed by divorce, famous women tried new ventures and worked to create new opportunities for themselves. One of the women, Elizabeth Gilbert, a writer, said the following: “I am choosing happiness over suffering.” We all make choices about how we will adapt to adversity. Suffering is a choice and so is happiness. The decision as to which emotion to embrace is left to the individual. We need to choose wisely.

Another writer, the late Nora Ephron, has this to say about her very public divorce: “The point is that for a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me. And now it’s not.” One must never allow a setback to define their life. Lives are most to be underscored by successes and activity.”

Other women featured in this article include Martha Stewart and Tina Turner. It is a great gift to see opportunity even in the face of adversity. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/04/famous-women-who-reinvented-themselves-post-divorce_n_7512414.html