There’s almost always less money after divorce and that means adjusting your spending to your new budget:
Adjusting to having less money was definitely a change. I wasn’t used to it and not that I’m a big spender or that I’m really irresponsible with money, I never have been but my budget was just suddenly cut and I had to downsize everything. ~ Tara
Tara and her husband were together for almost five years, married for just 20 months. As she says, it was one those marriages that was wrong from the beginning. She was 27 when they divorced. After her divorce shopping at Target and spending $150 became a big deal. It was an adjustment but, and this is an important but, Tara says she’s so much happier that every sacrifice has been worth it.
Tara is also a child of divorce and based on her own experiences has written a fictional book, The D-Word: Divorce Through A Child’s Eyes. It’s written as a resource for parents who are facing divorce and ideally, should be read before telling their children about their divorce.