Social Worker & Author Joanna Charnas: “5 Things You Need To Know to Survive and Thrive After A Divorce”

An interview with Ilyssa Panitz

Ilyssa Panitz
Authority Magazine

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Joanna Charnas, a social worker and author says, set goals for yourself everyday. They don’t have to be huge but they need to keep moving you forward in a positive light!

Divorce commonly feels like a failure. I think it is healthier to think of it as an ending. Endings are the start of new beginnings. If we can live with that mind set, we leave space for creativity and adventure. If I had remained married, I could not have written a book about dating in my mid-forties. “A Movie Lover’s Search for Romance” is my favorite of my four books. I feel that I have put something good and valuable into the world, which is deeply satisfying. In addition, most cultures believe that marriage should last a lifetime. But even good marriages sometimes have expiration dates. It is important to accept that many parts of life have beginnings, middles, and ends, and this is natural and okay. It does not mean we failed.

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Ilyssa Panitz
Authority Magazine

Ilyssa is the "Only" Divorce Journalist, Content Producer at The NADP, Public Speaker & Host of “The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz” on CRN Digital Talk Radio.