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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

9 Reasons to Jump Back Into Dating After Divorce (And 9 Reasons to Take it Slow)

“Are you dating after divorce yet? I might know someone…” asks your coworker as you share the elevator on Monday morning. “You’re dating already! Are you sure you’re ready?” questions your friend after hearing your breathless tale of the other night. “You know,” announces your mom on your weekly phone call, “It’s not too late forContinue reading “9 Reasons to Jump Back Into Dating After Divorce (And 9 Reasons to Take it Slow)”

The Love You Find When You Struggle to Love Yourself

We’ve all heard it so much that it has become trite – “You have to love yourself before someone else can love you.” There’s truth in that statement because when we look for love outside of ourselves before we’ve found it within, we’re likely to end up in one of the following relationships: Accepting MistreatmentContinue reading “The Love You Find When You Struggle to Love Yourself”

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”

What Are Boundaries in Personal Relationships?

Parenting can help us learn about boundaries. Imagine a family with a young child. In this household, the rule is, “No cookies until after dinner.” The child, as children do, continually tests this rule. “Maybe if I scream loudly enough, I’ll get that cookie”, they think. They push and poke to see what they canContinue reading “What Are Boundaries in Personal Relationships?”

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