Skip to content

Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Ten Empowering Thoughts to Hold Onto When It’s All Falling Apart

Sharing is caring!

1 – You only know what you have experienced. So when today is worse than yesterday, that’s what you see. But today is not prophetic about tomorrow. Replace, “Life sucks,” with “Life sucks right now.” Maybe the best is yet to come.

2 – Losing everything is excruciating. And it’s also freeing. It’s a special place where you have nothing left to lose, nothing more to fear. The worst has happened and you’re still breathing. That’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?

3 – You’re wiser now. More attuned to others and more in tune with yourself. That’s a gift to be grateful for.

4 – Every change is challenging at first. You’re learning. Adapting. Growing stronger. You won’t be the same person you were before. You’ll be better.

5 – A book without plot twists becomes quite boring and predictable. The same can be said for life. Think of the stories you can now tell!

6 – Difficult times act as a sieve for friendships. You now know who really has your back. Pay more attention to the ones who stepped up than the ones who stepped out – they’re the ones who deserve your attention.

7 – Pay attention to those moments when you feel alive and whole. The sunshine on your face, the smiling eyes of a child, the overwhelming beauty of the moon reflected in the water. Invite them in. Sit with them. Celebrate them. They’re often more plentiful than we realize.

8 – Letting go is scary. We feel like we need to grasp onto what we know. But some of the best places can only be reached by taking a leap of faith.

9 – Other people’s actions say more about them than about you. Don’t get those two things confused.

10 – When gratitude is your wrapping paper, everything is a gift. See the good around you, even if you have to squint;)




Sharing is caring!

9 thoughts on “Ten Empowering Thoughts to Hold Onto When It’s All Falling Apart

  1. awesome, inspiring words to live by. Today is an exciting day for me! I am paying off a five year debt that began from the end of my first marriage. The end of a marriage, the beginning of a debt. Now in reverse, the beginning of a NEW marriage (my current one), and the end of an old debt. This debt was a struggle for 5 years, and i tie to my ex that i just wanted to be over with (he paid half, i paid half), we always be connected with our children, but now that is the only connection. my rebuilding finances and credit are still on an upward climb now even closer. I never wanted something so much in my life as i want my credit restored.

  2. Excellent! If I’d read this 15 years ago, I would have printed it out and put it on my refrigerator or my bathroom mirror. They are all true. Things do get better!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: