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The Mistake You May Be Making With Your Divorce Pain

“Why am I still hurting so badly?” the email implores of me, the writer speaking of her ten-year-old divorce. As I read her message that details her divorce and her continued and prolonged sadness,...

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I Was Lucky

I was lucky. I never spent time in a decaying marriage. The lies that destroyed the relationship protected me for its duration, keeping me cloaked in relative comfort. I was lucky. I never had...

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Five Qualities You Gain From Struggle

When I checked my Twitter feed the other day, I saw that something called the “Barkley Marathon” was trending. I was instantly curious. After all, I’d never heard of this particular run (even though...

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Does Time Heal All Wounds?

When people contact me early in their divorce experience, the edges still rough and the emotions raw, I often find myself saying, “It’s early still. Give it some time.” It’s counsel I hate to...

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A Moment Worth Noting

Pay special attention to that moment when pain transforms into intense feeling. It’s easy to miss. We become so accustomed, so habituated, to pain that we often begin to assume that we’re still in...

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