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I’ve Buried the Hatchet, but I’ve Marked its Location

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  1. akarmin says:

    There is a difference between pleading guilty as if you were the problem and expressing regret that a negative thing happened.

    Forgiveness is not approval, it is the ability to let go of your feelings so you can move on with your life.

    So remember that if anyone has ever hurt you, you don’t find forgiveness, you give it, not for them, but for yourself.

  2. Karen says:

    I don’t know about this. Yes, I would like to move on, but the anger and destruction his actions caused have so long kept a dark cloud over me, the princess that fell far from her tower, that was me, and after so long of a marriage, I truly do not know how to get up and brush myself off and start a new. I still after all this time just….lost.

    • It is not easy. It is less a “brushing off” and more a determined struggle to extricate oneself from the past and finding an acceptance of what happened. Think of how Pixar would write the rest of the movie featuring your fallen princess. I bet she would learn to find her way.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I stumbled upon your blog & just spent the last hour reading your entries. Just another sob story, I was married 7.5 years, 3 kids, graduate degree…he,was a ” stay @ home dad” (euphemism for couldn’t keep a job) but nonetheless he decided we needed to “separate”. Yes the rug was pulled out from under me but not in such severe & dramatic manner as what I gave just read. Thank you for sharing your story. I guess it took the similarities in someone else’s sorrow to make me realize the end of my marriage is not the end of me.

    • The end of a marriage is the end of a chapter, not the end of a book. Think about how you want the rest of your story to infold and then work to make it happen. I wish you well on your journey.

  4. going through a similar struggle….but on a much smaller scale….not there yet, but know i need to get there for my own peace of mind…

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