How Divorce Convinced Me That A ‘Perfect Life’ Isn’t Possible

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In the wake of her divorce, Laura Miolla realized it was time to take stock of her life: The writer and mom of two let anything that no longer served her (including some friendships) fall to the wayside.

“After 13 years of marriage, I had the perspective that I didn’t need to invest in anything around me that I didn’t want to,” Miolla told HuffPost. “If it didn’t serve me, then I let it go. The divorce process can be long and incredibly frustrating, but in the end, it’s a circus and you don’t need to tie your identity to it.”

Below, Miolla, a professional divorce coach based in Boston, tells us more about her journey and shares eight things that helped her get through a two-and-a-half-year divorce process.

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