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Ten Metaphors for Divorce

Which metaphor best describes your divorce?   1 – The Too-Small House It seems perfect. The spaces seem custom-built to accommodate your needs and it immediately feels like a home. […]

A “Safe Space” With a Purpose

One of the most precious gifts I received during my divorce was the gift of safe spaces. I had my dear friend’s kitchen floor, where I could cry and curse […]

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Taking the Long View

Yesterday was a big day for me. After two decades of carrying the burden, I finally paid off the last of my student loans. I have to say, I was […]

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The Life You Had is Gone

“The life you had is gone.” I would tell myself as a lament and in an attempt to force acceptance. “You now have the opportunity to create a new life.” […]

Diving for Pearls

There are times when Truth is important – When my students use verified geometric theorems to prove triangles congruent. When my husband tells me where he’s going on a Tuesday […]

When You Don’t Want to Go Home

One of the most painful sentences that I have ever been on the receiving end of was, “I didn’t want to come home.” Those words were a cannonball to the […]

Three Reasons NOT to Seek Closure

I was good at coming up with excuses. I must send him another email (even though he didn’t respond to the first two) so that he knows the impact of […]

Understanding Triggers

  Want more ideas and support on dealing with triggers?   Facing Avoidance We avoid because we do not want to suffer. Yet suffering then becomes the background noise of […]

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How Could They Move On So Quickly?

My ex-husband certainly wasted no time. He didn’t even bother filing for divorce before he married his second (I’m assuming here; there could have been others) wife. Among all of […]

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Who Can I Talk to About My Divorce?

I talked to everyone about my divorce. No, really. The abruptness and the shock of it all seemed to manifest itself in an overabundance of thoughts and an inability to […]

8 years ago today

8 Years Ago Today

There’s something about the tangible signs of the passage of time that makes it all the more real. I had a precious visit with my dear friend and her daughter […]

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