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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

A Tough Pill For a People-Pleaser to Swallow

I don’t like to disappoint people. I work to not be a bother to others and I like to be liked. On the surface, these might seem to be good qualities in a wife. I am conscientious and attentive and often put the needs of others above my own. But there’s a dark side toContinue reading “A Tough Pill For a People-Pleaser to Swallow”

A Guidebook to Handling Your Emotions

We don’t come with emotion-handling software already installed. As young children, we were pure, unrestrained emotion. Any disappointment resulted in a red and tear-stained face and joy over the smallest delight would result in spontaneous and unselfconscious giggles. And then, over the years, we received guidance on how to handle our emotions. Some of usContinue reading “A Guidebook to Handling Your Emotions”

When Is the Hard Work of Relationships TOO Hard?

There are two seemingly conflicting schools of thought – A relationship requires hard work. You can’t just give up on someone because it requires effort. and A relationship is only hard if it’s with the wrong person. A good relationship shouldn’t take that much effort. Yet, as with many pat pieces of advice, both containContinue reading “When Is the Hard Work of Relationships TOO Hard?”

A Tale of Two Marriages

Today is our 6th wedding anniversary. That number has some meat to it. It feels substantial. Like we’re past the appetizer and into the main meal. For some reason, I’ve been particularly reflective this year, looking at this marriage and my first one from the perspective of today. I don’t remember my 6th anniversary inContinue reading “A Tale of Two Marriages”

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