No One Said it Was Easy

I read a post this morning that reminded me of a particular experience in my life. For just over a year in my mid teens, I volunteered on the oncology floor of a children's hospital. Upon arrival each Sunday, my job was to open the playroom to the kids on the floor that were able … Continue reading No One Said it Was Easy

The Unbelievers

Search for "divorce" on Twitter, and you find countless posts like the following: I don't believe in divorce....when me and my partner have problems we will sit down, talk and work it out! Commitment for life As though one can make divorce not real simply by pretending it doesn't exist. I hate to break it to them, but divorce … Continue reading The Unbelievers

The Four Agreements in Marriage

As a homework assignment for my recent girl's weekend, I was asked to read The Four Agreements. I was fully willing, but somewhat skeptical, since as the only child of a counselor, I was raised on a steady diet of self-help. I think I overdosed. After the first few pages, my skepticism was replaced with … Continue reading The Four Agreements in Marriage

The 8 Types of Friends You Need During Divorce

It is normal for your marriage to be at the center of your social life. You have a built-in activity partner. You share friends. The "plus one" is expected when you receive an invitation. And then the marriage dies. Your go-to is gone. The mutual friends may be divvied up like a bag of Skittles, … Continue reading The 8 Types of Friends You Need During Divorce