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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

I Needed Him to Face the Consequences, Yet I Was the One Who Paid

“I need for him to face the consequences of what he has done.” I vocalized those words to my parents when we first discovered that my husband had committed marital embezzlement and felony bigamy. Those words were the driving force behind my decision to contact the police about his actions. I expressed those words throughContinue reading “I Needed Him to Face the Consequences, Yet I Was the One Who Paid”

Why Do We Fall in Love With People That Are Bad For Us?

When I first started dating, I sought out boys that were the opposite of my father.  My logic went like this – my parents divorced, therefor my father didn’t make a good husband, so I would be better off avoiding guys that mirrored my dad.  And I soon fell in love with the man thatContinue reading “Why Do We Fall in Love With People That Are Bad For Us?”

Five Empowering Ways to Recover From Gaslighting

I’ve written about why gaslighting is the worst. Here’s just a snippet: It’s horrifying when you realize that the person you love, you trust, has been slowly and intentionally lying and manipulating you. It’s like that nightmare you had when you were 5 where Santa Claus suddenly turned into a monster. Only this monster isContinue reading “Five Empowering Ways to Recover From Gaslighting”

Understanding Financial Abuse

When I first realized that I had been a victim of financial abuse at the hands of my husband, my first reaction was fear. How in the world would I be able to survive, much less rebuild, with the accounts bled dry and the debt growing by the day? That was followed by anger. HowContinue reading “Understanding Financial Abuse”

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