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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

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”

Reaching a Milestone

Ten years ago today, I awoke excited for the day and for my life. By the time the sun set that night, life as I knew it was gone.  Those “turn-on-a-dime” moments become so significant after they occur, cleaving our lives into “before” and “after” and leaving us permanently changed. That single day or singleContinue reading “Reaching a Milestone”

How Do You Get Through Your Anniversary After Divorce?

The first one was hard. It was our tenth anniversary. The marriage was final. But the divorce wasn’t. I strategically scheduled a doctor’s appointment that morning so that I would have a valid excuse for not going into work that day. I suspected the tears were going to fall hard and fast throughout much ofContinue reading “How Do You Get Through Your Anniversary After Divorce?”

Marking the Occasion

It’s been quite the month for marking significant events. Marking the End My stepfather’s mother passed away last spring and her memorial was earlier this month. It was a sad death, as loss always is, but not a tragic one. She lived a long and meaningful life and this gathering was a wonderful time toContinue reading “Marking the Occasion”

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