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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

I Needed Him to Face the Consequences, Yet I Was the One Who Paid

“I need for him to face the consequences of what he has done.” I vocalized those words to my parents when we first discovered that my husband had committed marital embezzlement and felony bigamy. Those words were the driving force behind my decision to contact the police about his actions. I expressed those words throughContinue reading “I Needed Him to Face the Consequences, Yet I Was the One Who Paid”

5 Tips For Managing Your Pre-Divorce Anxiety

We often speak of divorce as if it is a single act, a sudden switch from partnered to single. As though there is no time elapsed between the decision to split and the final seal pressed into the decree. But divorce doesn’t operate that way. Months or even years pass between the resolve and theContinue reading “5 Tips For Managing Your Pre-Divorce Anxiety”

8 Years Ago Today

There’s something about the tangible signs of the passage of time that makes it all the more real. I had a precious visit with my dear friend and her daughter last Sunday. This was the friend who took me in during that awful year between the tsunami and the legal cessation of the marriage. AndContinue reading “8 Years Ago Today”

If I Had Known This One Thing, I Would Have Divorced Differently

When I first hired my attorney, I was pursuing a divorce through publication (not that I even knew what that was until I was left with a text message and a husband that then disappeared). At that time, mere days after the tsunami, I had no idea what happened and no evidence other than theContinue reading “If I Had Known This One Thing, I Would Have Divorced Differently”

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