Life gets rough, and things don’t always work out the way you planned. When you got married and decided to start a family, you likely never thought that you would be a divorced parent one day.
Unfortunately, divorce happens, and you might find yourself in this new situation.
While being a divorced parent is hard to adjust to, you will find a new normal. You will find happiness again, and your children will be okay. Of course, you won’t always feel like everything will work out, but try to remember that it will.
Whether you are still going through the divorce process or are officially a divorced parent, you can start to heal right now. You can find ways to move on and healthy ways to cope with this change. Plus, you can find ways to make life as a divorced parent beneficial for you, too.
20 Affirmations Every Divorced Parent Should Recite Daily
Even after you have begun to heal, you will experience complicated situations and difficult days. Using these affirmations for a divorced parent can help you refocus your thoughts and find happiness again.
You will likely doubt yourself as a divorced parent. If you are guilty of self-doubt, try using this affirmation each morning as you start your day. Being a good parent takes courage, so tell yourself that you are strong and courageous.
By telling yourself that you are already all of these things, you will feel stronger, more courageous, and braver. Repeat this affirmation anytime you need a self-esteem boost, and it will help you get through.
2. I am beautiful inside and out, no matter what anyone else says.
If your ex isn’t the kindest person, they might make you feel bad about yourself. Toxic people say things to bring down the mental well-being of others, and this might be the case in your situation. If you have felt like you aren’t beautiful, use this affirmation to change your mindset.
3. I am healing more each day.
Each day, you are healing a little more, even if you don’t feel it all the time. On days you feel stuck in a cycle of pain, anger, or other negative emotions, use this affirmation. It will help you overcome detrimental feelings, and you will begin to notice your healing.
4. I am on the right path, even if I feel lost sometimes.
When you are going through a divorce or just went through one, you might feel a little lost. If you experience this feeling, use this daily affirmation to reassure yourself. You are on the right track, even if you don’t know what will happen next.
5. I am doing more than enough.
Single parents often feel like they aren’t doing enough. Things get forgotten, you run out of time, or don’t have the energy to do something. Always remember that you are doing plenty, though.
The most important thing to do is to hug your kids and spend time with them. As long as you find time for those things each day you are with your kids, you are doing plenty.
6. I am the best parent for my children.
You don’t have to be a perfect parent to be the best parent for your children. If you are taking care of them and meeting their needs, you are doing great. Use this affirmation anytime you feel like you aren’t doing the best.
Your kids don’t want another mom because you are the best mom in their eyes. Never forget how important you are to your children, even on your worst days.
7. I know that everything is happening the way it should be.
Everything will work out the way it is supposed to, even when you aren’t sure what will happen next. When you feel overwhelmed with the unknown, use this affirmation to bring yourself some comfort. The universe is aligning to give you what you need.
8. I trust myself, my judgment, and my instincts.
Trust is essential in your life, and trusting yourself is a must. Listen to your instincts and trust your judgment because those things are generally correct. As you learn to navigate life as a divorced parent, remember to trust yourself and use this affirmation daily.
9. I am okay with being alone, and I will make the most of it.
When you have become used to having a partner around, going through a divorce is hard. It takes time to adjust to being alone, but always remember that you are fully capable of doing it well. Learn to accept the situation and make the most of your time alone.
10. I am hopeful for the future, even if I can’t see how everything will work out.
With hope for the future, you can get through anything in the present. Always remember that even if you can’t see how things will turn out, everything will work out for the best. Stay hopeful and know that happiness is possible for you again.
Never doubt how much you can handle. You can do anything, and this affirmation will help give you the motivation that you need.
12. I forgive my shortcomings and accept myself as I am.
No one is perfect, and you can’t expect yourself to be, even if others want you to be perfect. Forgive yourself for your shortcomings, and accept the person that you are. Just because your marriage didn’t work out doesn’t mean that you aren’t worthy or valuable.
13. I am grateful for my child’s other parent.
Even when things get hard during your divorce, this affirmation is essential. With gratitude for your ex, co-parenting will flow a little smoother. No matter what happened in your relationship, they gave you your children.
14. I have so much to offer to the right person.
You are a good person, so remind yourself of your worth each day. Using this affirmation will help boost your self-esteem and confidence. Just because your ex didn’t see what you have to offer doesn’t mean that the right person won’t.
15. I am working to improve myself physically, financially, and emotionally.
In this new stage of your life, self-improvement can make all the difference. You will feel better about yourself, and you will open yourself up to many new opportunities.
Take a class, do some research, or make a new plan. Whichever way you choose to work on improving yourself, make sure to get started right away.
16. I am moving on with grace and patience.
You can’t stop change from happening, and you can’t control your ex. With this realization, using this positive affirmation will help you refocus and begin moving on positively. Divorce isn’t the end of the road, so always behave with grace and patience as you work to move forward.
17. I am happy, even when the situation seems out of my control.
It can be hard to stay joyful when you can’t control the situation. Unfortunately, as a divorced parent, you will feel that way quite often. If that is the case for you, use this affirmation to help yourself stay happy.
18. I have a unique opportunity to recreate my life the way I want it.
After a divorce, you won’t have to answer to a partner anymore. You won’t have to get their approval or seek their input on anything anymore. Use this time in your life as an opportunity to create a life exactly the way you want it.
19. I am always looking for reasons to laugh more.
Laughter will help you heal and begin to move on. This affirmation will help you stay aware of funny things throughout your day, giving you more opportunities to laugh. Repeat it each morning so that you can take on this mindset every day.
20. I always put my child first and prioritize a stable home environment for them.
When you put your child first, everything else will fall into line. Creating and maintaining a stable life at home for them makes all the difference. Repeating this affirmation will help you keep their well-being at the forefront of your mind as you learn to navigate your divorce.
As you read through these affirmations every divorced parent should recite daily, pick the ones that resonated with you the most. Memorize them or write them down so that you can use them each morning as you get ready for the day. You can also post them on your bathroom mirror or in your workspace so that you can remember them often.
If you find yourself struggling during certain times of the day, try using these affirmations during those moments. You will find that they bring comfort and guidance as they help you navigate life as a divorced parent.
Being a divorced parent isn’t easy, but you can navigate it with strength and courage. Never forget your worth, and always remember that you are the best parent for your kids.