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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Feeling Alone in a Relationship

Many memories of my first marriage have faded over time. But there are some that are still as sharp and pointed as the day they occurred. This is one of those. We sat in the 4th row in the left section of the movie theater. I was in the aisle seat and he was nextContinue reading “Feeling Alone in a Relationship”

Shame: The Silent Relationship Killer

Is shame at the root of your relationship problems? In most discussions of the common relationship killers, the usual suspects are named: infidelity, finances, addiction, abuse, changes in external demands, or a growing distance between the partners. Yet, there is a silent relationship killer that often lurks underneath those commonly listed reasons and is aContinue reading “Shame: The Silent Relationship Killer”

You Are Not How You Feel: 8 Ways to Create Space With Your Emotions

It’s been a tumultuous week in this country. Emotions are running high and are leaking out like steam under pressure, burning those caught in its path. Anger, fear and doubt are butting heads with celebration, optimism and certainty. The yoga class I attended this morning ended with a lovely meditation on loving detachment. We so easilyContinue reading “You Are Not How You Feel: 8 Ways to Create Space With Your Emotions”

Do’s And Don’ts When Your Partner Withdraws

It can be quite painful when you sense that your partner is pulling away or retreating within. It’s easy to climb the panic ladder, following a trail of assumptions that determine that the withdrawal is a sign of a fatal condition. And yes, withdrawal is a sign. A sign that something is unbalanced in yourContinue reading “Do’s And Don’ts When Your Partner Withdraws”

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