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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Alone

I don’t believe my ex intended to leave the marriage via text. In fact, what I think he had planned was much worse. I was across the country when he packed his belongings into his car and drove away from his life. I was supposed to return to Atlanta six days later, where I wasContinue reading “Alone”

The Day the Marriage Died

Up until now, everything I have posted has been recently written, almost 3 years since the end of my marriage.  I recently went back and visited some of my earlier writings, drafted in the weeks and months after he left.  I’ve decided to share some of that, to expose the raw underbelly of divorce.  PleaseContinue reading “The Day the Marriage Died”

I’ve Buried the Hatchet, but I’ve Marked its Location

Forgiveness is such a loaded word. It requires an acceptance of someone’s actions.  Actions that may be horrific, born from unknown motivations. Forgiveness was on my mind soon after I received the text that ended my marriage.  According to the platitudes I had always heard, I needed to forgive him.  It was the right thingContinue reading “I’ve Buried the Hatchet, but I’ve Marked its Location”

Marital Treason

Caution: Rant ahead.  Proceed with care. There is so much about the legal process of divorce that is just not fair.  I’m feeling that very acutely right now, as I received an email from someone in my life who is now in the same no-win property situation I found myself in.  In both cases, theContinue reading “Marital Treason”

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