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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Signs It’s Time to Make a Change

Change is hard. And so, like with many things that are hard, we often do our best to avoid it. Sometimes, we are left with no choice. After all, when the house is on fire, there’s nothing to do but run out out the door. But instead, if that house is just a little tooContinue reading “Signs It’s Time to Make a Change”

It’s Nice to Be Important

Not long after we started dating, I accompanied my teenage boyfriend to his grandfather’s funeral. I had never met nor heard anything about the deceased; my first impression came from the pastor’s opening lines: “It’s important to be nice, but it’s more important to be important.” Surprised at the mutilation of the common quote, IContinue reading “It’s Nice to Be Important”

Dishonorable Mention

“What’s your biggest fear?” I asked my teenage boyfriend as we lay side by side on the top of a picnic table, looking up at the night sky ablaze with unmolested stars. His body, once subtle and molded to mine, became firm, rigid even with anger and intent, as he replied, “Turning into my father.”Continue reading “Dishonorable Mention”

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