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Is Seeking a “Revenge Body” the Right Step to Take After Your Divorce?

If you’ve watched television or followed the media lately, you’ve probably seen your fair share of content coming from TV star Khloe Kardashian’s latest show Revenge Body. This show is about celebrities getting in shape after a divorce, which has made seeking a “revenge body” more popular now than ever.

Seeking revenge has been a driving force for many divorces for quite some time now, as divorce is a painful situation and people often look to spite their ex in an attempt to make themselves feel better about the situation. However, revenge is one of the biggest things to avoid when going through a divorce, and pursuing a revenge body may not be the healthiest coping method following your divorce.

What Is a Revenge Body?

The gist of a “revenge body” is that the individual channels all of their emotions from the divorce into becoming a more appealing person. The purpose of this is to essentially become the best version of yourself through whichever means necessary, to make your ex dwell on their mistake of ever letting you go in the first place.

While this may seem like a good thing to be the best version of yourself, achieving this “new hot body” is often done through unorthodox methods such as:

  • Extreme dieting

  • Working out copious amounts compared to what you’re used to

  • Cosmetic surgery

Is Seeking a Revenge Body Healthy?

Choosing to better yourself following your divorce is never a bad thing. It’s the reasons behind your choice and the way you choose to go about it that makes the decision “healthy” or not. Essentially, your reasoning for getting into shape should be based on your own wants and desires, not seeking revenge on your ex.

Seeking revenge causes you to focus on the negativity of the past, which doesn’t allow you to move on. You may get so lost in trying to make your ex jealous that you lose yourself in the process. You want to ask yourself some questions to help you decide if you’re wanting to get into better shape for yourself or not.

Will your life improve? Will you feel better about yourself and your past relationship? What will this accomplish?

These questions will allow you to ground yourself and look at your reasoning for chasing a revenge body. If you are genuinely doing it for yourself, then, of course, getting in shape is always a great choice. However, it’s extremely important for you to be doing it for yourself, and not your ex.

Call us today (516) 406-8500 to schedule your free consultation and receive more information on how we can help with your divorce.