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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

The Three Stages of Utilizing Anger After Relationship Trauma

Anger is a natural reaction to relationship trauma. You feel angry that your needs were ignored and your boundaries crossed. You’re enraged that your voice was silenced and that you were not allowed to have input on what happened. The unfairness sparks fury as they seem unaffected and you’re struggling to survive. This anger hasContinue reading “The Three Stages of Utilizing Anger After Relationship Trauma”

10 Things I Don’t Trust After Being Cheated On … And 10 Things I Trust More

10 Things I Don’t Trust After Being Cheated On 1 – I don’t trust people that are overly affectionate or complimentary; I assume there is a motive to their flattery. 2 – I don’t trust it when people are too eager to proclaim that they would “never hurt me” and that they “are not theContinue reading “10 Things I Don’t Trust After Being Cheated On … And 10 Things I Trust More”

7 Signs That You’re Healing From Divorce or Infidelity

It can be surprisingly difficult to determine when you’re beginning to heal from relationship trauma. There’s no finish line to mark the end of a journey, no certificate to announce that you’ve completed the graduation requirements and no neat summary to tie up all the loose ends before you close the book on that chapterContinue reading “7 Signs That You’re Healing From Divorce or Infidelity”

After Divorce: It DOES Get Better

Just the other day, somebody contacted me who is in the early months of an unwanted divorce. After responding to the specifics of their situation, I ended with, “It DOES get better.” They responded, “Everybody keeps telling me that.”   This is one of those phrases that can seem like a pat response in theContinue reading “After Divorce: It DOES Get Better”

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