Take the time to outline a detailed household budget. This should include a complete list of expenses it takes to run your life and your children’s lives for a given year. It is also important to outline key expenses you see arising in the next one, three, and five years.
Having a good group of girlfriends through the divorce process is very helpful and comforting. Plan a girls night out with your friends and thank them for the support they have given you during the divorce process. I actually started this tradition the year after my divorce and girls night is now one of my favorite nights of the year.