Be prepared. Good advice for Boy Scouts, even better advice when you're dealing with divorce. We prepare to get divorced, to go through a divorce case, and to cope after divorce by sharing our experiences with each other at every step along the way: what works, what doesn't. The challenges we face(d). How we did it right, and what we'd do differently if we got a do-over. The difference between "surviving" divorce and thriving is preparation.