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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

What to Say (and NOT to Say) to Someone Going Through Divorce

You have just learned that someone in your life is going through divorce and you want to know what you should say to them. Or, you’re facing divorce and you’re wondering why your friends and family seem intent on saying things that only make you feel worse. With divorce, as in any major loss andContinue reading “What to Say (and NOT to Say) to Someone Going Through Divorce”

The Value of Therapy

“What is the value of therapy?” the email continues, after the writer has detailed her struggles moving through divorce. Another message contains the statement, “I’ve been in therapy for years and I’m wondering if it’s working.” “How do I know if therapy is for me?” implores a man who has been blindsided by his wife’sContinue reading “The Value of Therapy”

Five Experiences EVERY Kid Should Have

I have now earned the moniker “adventure momma.” Last year, I took my dear friend’s daughter (then eight) on a zip line/aerial course with the promise that, if she enjoyed herself, it would become an annual occurrence. She enjoyed herself. This year, when I presented her with the option of again doing the “kid” courseContinue reading “Five Experiences EVERY Kid Should Have”

We Don’t Talk About That

It usually starts in childhood. The son learns to play the clown whenever the topic of conversation begins to make his father uncomfortable. The daughter of divorced parents learns that mentioning the other parent has a tendency to end in tears, so it’s better to simply keep quiet. At school, any mention of financial strugglesContinue reading “We Don’t Talk About That”

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