It's the first question people want me to answer - "Am I normal?" "Have you seen this before?" "Do others respond this way?" When it comes to divorce, there are quite a few surprising reactions that are completely normal. Read about them here!
The anger bubbled to the surface, blistering under the broiler that was the financial mess my first husband gifted me in the divorce. Every month, as I struggled to make payments towards debt that he had accrued, my body would respond with a vicious energy and my mind would rail against the unfairness of it … Continue reading Three Questions to Ask Yourself to Extinguish Your Divorce Anger
I could feel it starting to rise in my belly like a yeasty dough set upon a counter in the sun. My reaction was stronger than the action which prompted it, a sure sign that there was more beneath the surface. Last fall, I had reached the conclusion that we would not be doing any … Continue reading 6 Surprising Causes of Resentment (And How to Neutralize Them)
I was a playlist on repeat. "How could he do this to me?" I wailed to my dad as he made sure I was restrained by the seatbelt before racing off to the airport to escort me to the ruins of my once-placid life. "How could he do this to me?" I cried to my … Continue reading Why “How Could You Do This to Me?” Is the Wrong Question to Ask
It happens to all of us. One day you find yourself looking at your partner in disbelief, the first flush of anger crawling up your neck like the mercury in a summer thermometer. How can you do/say/think that? Why did I ever decide to be with you? What in the world was I thinking? You're … Continue reading Mad At Your Partner? Try These 12 Ideas Before You Explode!