It’s impossible to experience divorce and emerge the same person you were before your marriage ended. Some people end up bitter, negative, with a victim mentality. Others end up growing and becoming more independent, more confident, more assured. In addition to new practical skills, divorce teaches them relationship and communication skills. Divorce teaches them compassion, empathy and forgiveness. These newly developed skills guide them in their parenting, in their romantic relationships and in their workplace and they recognize that they would not be the person they’ve become were it not for their divorce experience. However, learning from your divorce is not easy: resources like DivorcedMoms.com and working with a divorce coach can help.