ARAG Offers 3 Tips on How to Help Your Divorced Friend Carve Out Some "Me Time"

Jul 11, 2013, 11:00 ET from ARAG

DES MOINES, Iowa, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After going through a traumatic life experience like divorce, it can be hard to find yourself again.  The importance of carving out "me time" is not only therapeutic and healing, but it can be fun as well. Finding "me time" isn't impossible. Marina Spriggs, contributor to and author of "Stop Looking for a Husband [Find the Love of Your Life,}" offers these tips to help a friend in need.


Identify Gaps in Scheduling – Set aside some time to sit down with your friend to go over the weekly schedule and find pockets where your friend has some potential "me time."  Look for varying increments of time too. 

Offer Your Services – Look for opportunities to help your divorced friend make some "me time."  If you know your friend enjoys working out, offer to watch the kids so she can get in a workout. Offering help every now and again is a great way to allow your friend to enjoy some quality time – guilt-free.

Give Reminders – Let your divorced friend know that it's okay to take some "me time."  The kids will be okay if mom or dad has a break every now and again.  Remind your friend that "me time" is essential so that family time can be more productive.  You can even send nice text or email reminders. 

The importance of "me time" is crucial and should not be neglected.  Read the full story.

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