We have all had those days, days when it just feels like everything is hopeless and there is really no point in getting out of the bed.
For those women over 50 that have been through the struggles of divorce this might seem even more difficult than it did when you were in your 30s but it is all in your attitude.
Often, getting up and out with friends can make a huge difference in the way that you both perceive yourself and in how you work through your divorce.
Are you thinking to yourself all my friends are married or I really don’t have many friends?
Look into networks that specialize in events for women. I have learned that events such as empowerment conferences draw women from all ages and walks of life.
Not only will you obtain valuable information and insight that can help you on your new journey and you will have a supportive group of like-minded friends who are willing and able to travel along side of you.
Women are social and nurturing by nature and great friends can become the support network you never knew you needed.
For those going through divorce or having recently come out on the other side of it, friends can give you the encouragement, the resilience, and the sense of self that you may have lost.
Try going out with friends to dinner, take in a show, or just spend some much needed time talking about what makes you wonderful to help lift your spirits and get through divorce.
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After her second divorce, Charis decided that it was time to do something not only for herself but also for other women going through similar struggles.
As a survivor of divorce, Charis knows all about the lies and confusion that come with divorce. Though divorce does eventually end, the emotional scars and stress that come with a difficult divorce do not.
Charis is passionate about speaking the truth to women who are caught in the endless cycle of struggle after divorce and she encourages them to share their stories to help provide not only counseling for themselves but also support for others.
Charis does not limit her time to Draw for Women but also reaches out in other ways.
She is an accomplished and published author, having penned God Rarest Diamonds: A Proverbs Life after Divorce Devotional for women and Coming Soon- The 30 Day Life after Divorce Prayer Challenge for Women, which provides encouragement, support, and spiritual enlightenment to those who are struggling, helping readers bring peace to their life journeys. In addition to Draw for Women and writing,
Charis has a personal life that is as full as her professional life.
Charis is married to a wonderful man and is the mother of two talented and beautiful daughters.
Charis earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Technical Management with a concentration in Small Business and Entrepreneurship- Magna Cum Laude in Spring of 2016 and is currently pursuing her MBA.
When she is not working or studying, Charis loves to read, write, and travel. Charis is a dedicated individual who wants nothing more than to share her ideas, experiences, and knowledge to help other women who are struggling with divorce to become comfortable with themselves and with the state of their lives again.
Twitter: Charis Rooks @draw4women