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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

My Divorce “Care Package”

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Divorce is one of those times when you have to consciously assemble artifacts and experiences that make you feel safer, more sane and more alive. It can be amazing to discover what becomes important, what small detail assumes major significance in the molting stage of your new life.

Here are the contents that filled my divorce care package. What’s in yours? It’s only fair, I showed you mine:)

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7 thoughts on “My Divorce “Care Package”

  1. I found this post interesting in that I am going thru a sim process. My marriage ended not with divorce but with my wife’s death and being that for years leading up to her death she had been setting up herself to divorce me but not in an decent way. I am currently in the purge everything possible except very select photos and a few other things but everything else is on its way somewhere else. Death and divorce are a long ways apart but they also share some finalities and ridding memories is sometimes part of the process.

    1. I would be very interested in why you feel this way, because for me, I’m not sure they are different. May God bless you in spite of all the hurt you’re still processing. A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser–I highly recommend.

  2. Such a cool post! I never thought of the blanket, sports, or going to the same restaurants. Very cool ideas, thank you for sharing! 🙂

  3. Great post! Running, music, good friends, my counsellor, and lots of self-help books…and hugs with my kiddos. Lots of those. Kudos to you on tough mudder…it’s on my bucket list too 🙂

  4. Great care package you’ve shared! Thinking back my care package included; reclaiming some of my favorite restaurants (more casual-he liked expensive, fancy), favorite old friends, pink sheets, my own favorite music, wine, chocolate, running. Now i’m addicted to Yoga and love the therapeutic qualities 🙂

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