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New Year, New Title: Embracing Change in Your Relationship Status

February 23, 20243 min read

A Fresh Start for a New Year

As the calendar flips to a new year, it's time to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. For many of us, this journey involves reevaluating our relationship status. January has earned the reputation of being the busiest season for divorces, with August acting as the Black Friday to January's official divorce kickoff. Women are leading the charge in calling off marriages and creating empowering transformations happening in mid-life. In the Lemonade Life community we see all the ins and outs of Knot to Not! Grab your favourite beverage, settle in, and let's dive into why this is happening and the possibilities that lie ahead.

Unveiling the Divorce Trend

The statistics speak volumes: a staggering 70% of marriages are being initiated by women. We see 75% of our clients are making this decision for themselves and their families. August may be the peak month for divorce filings, but it's the new year that truly marks a fresh start for many. Families endure one final holiday season before making the tough decision to part ways. But what lies behind this trend? Let me share what I see. 

The Weighing Burden of Midlife

As mid-life women we often find ourselves depleted, exhausted, and burnt out. We’ve shouldered the weight of caretaking, caregiving, and selflessness (most toxic word ever), often at the expense of our own well-being. Balancing the roles of wife, mother, and professional can take a toll on mental, social, physical and emotional health. Many of us are also the primary earners to add even more pressure, sacrificing our own fulfillment for the sake of our families. In the process, we lose touch with our personal purpose, identity, and desires.

Breaking Free from Unhealthy Patterns

We frequently find ourselves trapped in a web of low self-worth, lack of confidence, and a high tolerance for poor behaviour. The proverbial doormat or maybe we have fallen into codependent relationships without establishing healthy boundaries. It's time to break free from these patterns and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

Reclaiming Self-Worth and Setting Boundaries

This new year brings a powerful opportunity to reclaim self-worth and establish healthy boundaries. Women are realizing that they deserve more and are ready to communicate their needs with confidence. It's about finding the courage to prioritize our own well-being and happiness. By doing so, we can break free from toxic patterns and create healthier, more fulfilling lives. In doing so we start to model greatness for our children and break down generational cycles of family dysfunction.

Embracing Authenticity and Purpose

As we shed limiting labels and roles, we rediscover our authentic selves. We learn with clarity about who we are and what we truly want. This new year is an invitation to live with authenticity, embracing passions, dreams, and aspirations. It's about finding focus, purpose, and inspiration in the impact we make, both in our personal lives and in our communities. Our soul is no longer for sale!

Building a Supportive Community

Life is too big to go alone, and frankly just way better together! We all start somewhere - no one is an island, and the journey of self-discovery is best embarked upon with the support of a community. The Lemonade Life community serves as a beacon of connection and support, where we can find encouragement, guidance, and coaching. Together, we can create an environment that celebrates individual growth, fosters resilience, and empowers women to become their greatest selves. 

Cheers to Empowerment and Possibilities

As we raise our glasses to the new year, let's toast to the incredible transformations that lie ahead. The new year presents an opportunity for women navigating midlife to redefine their relationship status and reclaim their power. It's about living lives filled with energy, purpose, and self-love. By embracing change, establishing healthy boundaries, and surrounding ourselves with support, we can create extraordinary lives. So let's celebrate the limitless possibilities that await us in this new year and beyond. Here's to a life of empowerment, growth, and the unwavering pursuit of happiness. Cheers, my fierce Lemonade Lifers!

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