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Divorce Changes Everything

Before divorce, there was love and constant companionship;
Raising kids and doing housework was a partnership.
Groceries were bought, bills paid, including a house note.
Finances were no problem, two incomes kept things afloat.
Extra money left over for going out and having fun.
After divorce, your paycheck is the only one.
Making ends meet from paycheck to paycheck is stressing.
Realizing some things are no longer affordable is depressing.
No longer able to afford the house you worked so hard to buy;
it’s such a difficult pill to swallow causing you to breakdown and cry.
You feel so hopeless and lost;
experiencing what divorce cost.

Divorce changes everything…your ex, your kids, your residence.
Suddenly you are thrust into a life of independence.
No longer are you part of a couple, you are now a single.
Showing up alone to family events makes it difficult to mingle.
People stare at you, “The Divorced One”.
So-called family and friends, you they will now shun;
acting as if they don’t know you, talking about you or ignoring you.
That’s when you find out who loves you and is a friend who is true.

Divorce changes so much of your life.
No longer are you a husband or a wife.
Now you are doing things all alone;
raising children or grandkids on your own.
Life gets easier as time goes by.
You get back your smile and sparkle in your eye.
It may take months, maybe years,
but one day, you’ll forget all the tears.
You’ll be happy, laughing and feel like singing,
as you reflect…Divorce changes everything.

Copyright © Cynthia Ozuna

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