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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

A Guidebook to Handling Your Emotions

We don’t come with emotion-handling software already installed. As young children, we were pure, unrestrained emotion. Any disappointment resulted in a red and tear-stained face and joy over the smallest delight would result in spontaneous and unselfconscious giggles. And then, over the years, we received guidance on how to handle our emotions. Some of usContinue reading “A Guidebook to Handling Your Emotions”

Four Surprising Emotions You May Experience When You’ve Been Cheated On

Shock? Check.   Anger? In droves.   Sadness? The tears were surely a testament to that.   Fear of what was to come? In every moment.   Before I had been on the receiving end of infidelity, I imagined that I would respond to the news that someone had cheated on me with anger, miseryContinue reading “Four Surprising Emotions You May Experience When You’ve Been Cheated On”

“I’m Fine.” (But What Are You Really?)

“I’m fine.” How many times have you declared those words? Hundreds? Thousands? Maybe more? And how many times were those utterances accurate, describing your well-being as exceptional? Thriving? Or, in the more modern use of the term, simply satisfactory? And how many times were they offered in reflex, in deflection or even as an outrightContinue reading ““I’m Fine.” (But What Are You Really?)”

Show Them the Door

You find an uninvited man standing in your living room. He’s not saying or doing anything. Just standing there. What do you do?   Do you pretend that there is no man standing in your living quarters as you go about your daily life denying that he is there? Do you insist that there shouldn’t beContinue reading “Show Them the Door”

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