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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Going “No Contact” – Why is it So Hard?

You’ve decided that you should go “no contact” with your ex, but you’re finding that it’s much harder than you anticipated to cut off all contact. Why is it so difficult to go “no contact” after a divorce or breakup?   This Person Was an Integral Part of Your Daily Life Just weeks ago, thisContinue reading “Going “No Contact” – Why is it So Hard?”

These Are the Dogs of Our Lives

I put up a request on my Facebook page last week for people to share pictures of the pets that supported them through divorce. The submissions were equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking and throughout, it was extremely clear how important our pets are to our mental health. My favorite pictures were the ones that demonstratedContinue reading “These Are the Dogs of Our Lives”

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”

Change is Never Easy, But it Can Be Easier

It’s not just seasons changing in these parts. The school where I’ve worked for the past five years has become swollen. Overripe and bursting with more kids than the building was designed to hold. And so it’s being cleaved and the excess is being funneled into a new school, opening next fall. My first reactionContinue reading “Change is Never Easy, But it Can Be Easier”

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