Rewrapping Divorce As a Gift

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  1. I remember the day I had to admit I was grateful he had left me. The truth was he had left me years before, but finally he gave me freedom which is the best gift of all and I love unwrapping it everyday.

    • Anonymous says:

      Same here…I can say..I’m a happier mother..woman and human. I covered my soul trying to save the traditional family with high cost. He left me and now…I can see the tremendous gift this was

  2. Never thought of as a gift, but a gift all the same. My divorce came through two weeks before Christmas (many, many years ago) and I was finally able to breath. Just my daughter and me and the Christmas tree. 🙂

  3. misst2elleh says:

    it’s not easy being left the way you were. But I agree regarding the gift notion. Freedom is a very very expensive gift and unwrapping it carefully the way you have is the best way to go. 🙂

  4. momfawn says:

    Well said. Mine didn’t leave me…30 years into our relationship he cheated, confessed and repented and added to the hurt over and over. The best thing I ever did for both of us was to leave him three years ago, after trying for four years to make it all better – Fawn.

  5. Mine left about a week after Christmas 4yrs ago. I never saw it coming. I had no idea he wanted to leave but he planned it for months.
    Sometimes I’m glad he left especially now that I’m in a stable loving relationship but I had trouble seeing my divorce as a gift for a very long time.

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