Letting go is hard. Damned hard. I first learned this as a young child, exploring my grandmother's basement, packed to the ceiling with carefully labeled and organized items as though she was preparing to seek refuge from the apocalypse. Which, in many ways, she was. She lived through starvation and disaster on the Dakota prairie. … Continue reading Signs You’re Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go
"How do I get over being cheated on?" This phrase makes its way into my messages several times a week. And no matter how many times I read it, my stomach still clenches at those words. Because I can remember the desperation that I had for that answer. It was part fear - "Can I … Continue reading How to Get Over Being Cheated On
My ex-husband certainly wasted no time. He didn't even bother filing for divorce before he married his second (I'm assuming here; there could have been others) wife. Among all of the myriad thoughts that crashed around my mind in the aftermath of the discovery, one kept popping back up to the surface, "How could he … Continue reading How Could They Move On So Quickly?
The need for me was primal. My mind was overfull of questioning and virulent thoughts. At first, I tried to hold them in, but their toxic and tenacious nature burned further holes into my heart. They weren't meant for public consumption, yet I knew I had to find some way to purge them from my … Continue reading 6 Unique Ways to Use Journaling For Divorce Recovery
Do you relate to any of these feelings after divorce? "It's not fair that my family has been torn apart!" "This sucks! I hate having to start over at this stage of my life." "My ex seems to be doing just fine. Why am I having such a hard time of this?" "Nobody else gets … Continue reading How to Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself (and Start Feeling Better) After Divorce