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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”

Give Yourself Permission

We are often our own harshest critics. We berate ourselves for the same things we respond with compassion to in others. Instead of doing the best we can, we often “should” ourselves into shame and paralysis.   So for today, practice being as kind to yourself as you are to others. For today, give yourselfContinue reading “Give Yourself Permission”

Six Ways We Hurt the Ones We Love

My ex husband used to tell me, “I’ll never hurt you.” I knew it was bullshit. After all, the ones we love are also positioned to hurt us the most, even when it’s unintentional. Yet even though I knew his statement was wrong, I chose to believe him. Because I wanted it to be true.Continue reading “Six Ways We Hurt the Ones We Love”

How You Can Expect Your Attitude Towards Your Ex to Change Over Time

Because everything changes… In the Immediate Aftermath of the Break-Up In the early months, my blood pressure would rise whenever I thought about my ex. I would feel an irrational fury begin to roil within me whenever I spotted someone when his particular style of facial hair. I couldn’t speak his name without feeling itContinue reading “How You Can Expect Your Attitude Towards Your Ex to Change Over Time”

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