Peace Offering

My ex husband has visited me the past several nights. Not in person, thank goodness, but in my dreams. When I awoke from the first one, I found myself strangely calm and more than a little perplexed. I was surprised for a couple reasons. I'm nearing the tenth anniversary of the day the marriage died … Continue reading Peace Offering

When New Information Comes to Light

I became conditioned to be afraid of the mail. And the ringing phone. Even email had the ability to send my stomach plummeting down towards my feet. Because each intrusion had the potential of bringing new information about my ex husband to light. In retrospect, the pattern was quite clear: Stage 1 - Status Quo … Continue reading When New Information Comes to Light

The Problem With Outrage Culture

You can't consume any media now without facing an onslaught of outrage. Short, punchy headlines are designed to elicit emotion and disapproval at the same time they encourage commenting and sharing. It leaves us feeling both righteous and soiled as we pounce upon the latest to be publicly shamed. Outrage is all around us and, … Continue reading The Problem With Outrage Culture

15 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’ve Been Cheated On

When you discover that you have been cheated on, your mind immediately begins spinning with questions - "How could they do this?" "Why is this happening to me?" "Am I ever going to be okay again?" Those questions are completely understandable. After all, the person who trusted the most has betrayed you, ripping the well-loved … Continue reading 15 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’ve Been Cheated On

The Love You Find When You Struggle to Love Yourself

We've all heard it so much that it has become trite - "You have to love yourself before someone else can love you." There's truth in that statement because when we look for love outside of ourselves before we've found it within, we're likely to end up in one of the following relationships: Accepting Mistreatment … Continue reading The Love You Find When You Struggle to Love Yourself