08/27/2013 07:30 pm ET

Life After Divorce: Why Our Readers Are Grateful For Divorce


It's hard to find the silver lining in divorce when you're going through it. But once the dust has settled and your anger toward your ex has subsided, it can be a big comfort to sit back and take stock of all that you're still grateful for in life.

On Tuesday, HuffPost Divorce blogger Robin Amos Kahn said she did just that after her divorce, drawing up a list of 50 things she was grateful for, from peanut butter to air conditioning.

Enumerating all the things she loved in life made Amos Kahn feel better, she said, and made her realize that life goes on, and can even get better, after divorce.

"[Divorce] gave me a new life," she wrote. "It unblocked feelings that had been suppressed for so long ... It's a huge relief to feel and not just anger, or fear, but to feel empathy and compassion."

In the spirit of Amos Kahn's blog, we decided to ask our readers on Facebook and Twitter to share with us one reason they were grateful for their divorce. Click through the slides below for all our readers had to say, then head to the comments and tell us why you're grateful for your divorce.

Why I'm Grateful For My Divorce

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