Tips for living: When your ward splits

You knew it was coming, but it's never easy.

Your LDS ward seemed to be splitting at the seams. If you didn't get to sacrament meeting a few minutes before starting time, it was hard to find enough seats together for your family. Sunday School classrooms were bulging. And each week it seemed there were more people you hadn't seen before.

So now the sometimes-dreaded ward split has happened, or the boundaries have been redrawn. A lot of your friends are now in the "other" ward. Your familiar bishop is gone, along with the presidents of Young Women and Relief Society.

You have a choice: One, you can mourn the old, familiar days -- or two, embrace the changes and be excited for new opportunities. If you're wondering, the correct answer would be the second option.

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