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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

5 Reasons You’re Still Thinking About Your Ex (and What You Can Do About It)

I have this image of the brain after a breakup. It’s laid out like the room that manages all of the electricity for a large building. Huge levers line the walls where the power can be controlled to each section of the building. One by one, you shut down each breaker that sends energy toContinue reading “5 Reasons You’re Still Thinking About Your Ex (and What You Can Do About It)”

Peace Offering

My ex husband has visited me the past several nights. Not in person, thank goodness, but in my dreams. When I awoke from the first one, I found myself strangely calm and more than a little perplexed. I was surprised for a couple reasons. I’m nearing the tenth anniversary of the day the marriage diedContinue reading “Peace Offering”

How to Steer Your Dreams

I remember feeling safe. Our bodies were pressed together, recesses and curves paired together as though from complementary molds. His smell was familiar, both comforting and intoxicating, bringing contentment with a whisper of passion. My eyes were closed as we began to kiss, slow caresses that were full of promise and affection. As our lipsContinue reading “How to Steer Your Dreams”

Releasing a Dream

I was 11 when I began stalking Adam.   Growing up, I spent a lot of time at friend’s houses. One friend had a younger brother who played Little League and she and I would frequently be dragged along to his games. Now, as sophisticated and suave 6th graders, we were well above watching theContinue reading “Releasing a Dream”

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