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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

We Didn’t Have a Choice

It’s happened again. A person who is cheating on their spouse tried to justify their actions to me. I empathize up to a point. I mean, marriage can be hard. And we can end up in situations way more complicated and difficult than we ever imagined when we said, “I do.” Situations that don’t alwaysContinue reading “We Didn’t Have a Choice”

After Infidelity: When Your Partner Won’t Do the Recovery Work

I Don’t Know How You Do It

When people hear about my story of tsunami divorce and contrast the sudden trauma with where I am now, I often hear the response, “I don’t know how you did it.” And sometimes when I reflect back on those early days, I feel the same way. But I also have a different perspective now, comingContinue reading “I Don’t Know How You Do It”

The Three Stages of Utilizing Anger After Relationship Trauma

Anger is a natural reaction to relationship trauma. You feel angry that your needs were ignored and your boundaries crossed. You’re enraged that your voice was silenced and that you were not allowed to have input on what happened. The unfairness sparks fury as they seem unaffected and you’re struggling to survive. This anger hasContinue reading “The Three Stages of Utilizing Anger After Relationship Trauma”

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