The need for me was primal. My mind was overfull of questioning and virulent thoughts. At first, I tried to hold them in, but their toxic and tenacious nature burned […]
I talked to everyone about my divorce. No, really. The abruptness and the shock of it all seemed to manifest itself in an overabundance of thoughts and an inability to […]
The streets and public gathering areas were filled yesterday as people came together to speak out about gun violence in our schools. The messages – both printed and spoken aloud […]
From time to time, I have people contact me with a description of their marriage or their thoughts about filing for divorce. After describing the situation, they often conclude with […]
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 […]
Once we believe something, even if we leapt recklessly to that opinion, we then proceed to ignore that which doesn't support our conclusion.
Rejection is among the most painful of human experiences. Why does rejection hurt so much and what can we do to lessen its impact?
Dating after divorce requires navigating a minefield littered with the emotional debris of your marriage. In such a potentially hostile and alien environment, differentiating between true threats and harmless anxieties […]
Was your divorce anything like you would have expected divorce to be like? I know mine wasn’t. Not. Even. Close. Movies, books, billboards, magazine articles and my own parent’s divorce […]
I watch friendships form every day. I see the new kids slink through the halls and into the classrooms on their first day, both wanting to be invisible and also […]
When you’re in the midst of it, divorce and happiness seem mutually exclusive. As though you’re not only divorcing your spouse, but also splitting from your ability to ever smile […]
Divorce affects us all differently. Some come out of the courthouse immediately feeling lighter, while others carry the heavy weight of sadness for many years. Some look forward to a […]
Shock? Check. Anger? In droves. Sadness? The tears were surely a testament to that. Fear of what was to come? In every moment. Those were some […]
If I had been able to be honest with myself during my first marriage, I would have known that something was wrong. But I wasn’t honest with myself. Instead, I […]
I was in elementary school when my parents divorced and my dad moved out. I remember being confused – how could a family suddenly be not-a-family? I was sad – […]
“I’m just so worried about him,” a friend said to me about her on again/ off again boyfriend. “He’s on a path of self-descruction and I don’t know what to […]