When my own tsunami divorce occurred, I felt alone. There were no resources that seemed to speak to my experience – brutal betrayal, sudden abandonment and the shocking discovery that I really didn’t know the man I was married to.

This blog, born from pain and carried through recovery, is the How-to-Thrive Guide that I wish I had after divorce.  It is a place of support, understanding and practical ideas passed down from my own struggles and discoveries. I hope that through these posts, you can find hope, healing and inspiration.

You did not choose what happened to you, but you always have a choice.

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15 thoughts on “Choose to Be a Student of Life: Thriving After Divorce

    1. I feel the same and as such have issues with being emotionally committed …maybe i haven’t found the right one yet? Who knows??

  1. Not sure if this will find you but I was hoping to let you know, your words I stumbled across tonight were super impactful to me. You wrote, “Forgiveness isn’t a pardon. It acknowledges the wrongs and then wraps them in compassion and acceptance. Forgiveness is an inside job, quietly accepting the apology you never received.

    Forgiveness is a difficult road. But you’re worth it.

    I needed to read that tonight and felt very compelled to find the writer and thank them. Hope this finds you.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to reach out. I’m so glad the words resonated. I hope they help you find peace.
      Lisa

  2. I wake up so sad every morning scared not wanting this life alone. My ex left me for my good friend. We share children. It’s so hard. I’m worried I will never be happy again. It’s been one and a half years. My anxiety and sadness is terrible. I don’t know what to do.

    1. That is especially hard when there are kids involved and the other person was a friend. I am so sorry you’re having to deal with this.

      What have you tried or what are you currently trying to help with the sadness and anxiety?

  3. Going on more then two years ,he already move on did his life lives with some one & I can’t seem to let go.. I keep my self busy ,jog every morning really don’t have time but in the back of my mind he is always there..making sure I hear & see him happy. Hurting me every possible way..

    1. Feel exactly the same, almost two years for me. At least I know I am not alone. Do me a favour. Every time you go for a jog and those painful thoughts are coming back to you, think of a stranger who knows and cares how you feel. There is a life for you out there and I know you deserve better . Hang in there, it takes time and that’s all we really have is TIME.

      1. Time?

        What if you are in your late 60s and desperately trying to just hang on?

        Tome id the ine thing that such a person does NOT have.

        I more and more often think of the quote by Voltaire…

        “When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.”

        1. Time?

          What if you are in your late 60s and desperately trying to just hang on?

          Time is the ine thing that such a person does NOT have.

          I more and more often think of the quote by Voltaire…

          “When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.”

  4. Thank you for writing your blog, I have just stumbled across your ‘Don’t take divorce personally’, these were the words I had heard before and am entering into this draft petition with that in mind. It doesn’t matter what is written on a piece of paper, they are only words and nobody cares in the end, right?

    1. Yes one did care. One was faithful and meant their vows. If you mean the one that left and had an affair then I guess those words didn’t mean much but they meant alot to me

      1. Exactly the same for me. I meant that vow, that oath, my Word — with my heart and soul.

        She did not.

        But, like you said, they did (and still do) mean a lot to me.

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