If you and your spouse are splitting up, the divorce process often comes after a long period of unhappiness in your marriage.

And though it can be hard to find a moment when you're not totally stressed out in the middle of a divorce, once you do catch your breath, it's important to take stock of all the ways your life has changed for the better since your split.

Below, HuffPost Divorce readers share how their lives have improved post-split and how they're re-defining happiness now that they're single. Click through the slides for all their responses, then head to the comments and tell us how you define happiness post-divorce.

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