Five Surprising Upsides to Being Cheated On

Nobody needs to tell you about the pain of being cheated on. You're living that every moment. Instead, I want you to know about the silver linings that can be found amidst the ruins of the betrayal.   https://youtu.be/K6oVdtLfdEU

The Power in Applying “The Four Agreements” to Divorce

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As a homework assignment for my recent girl's weekend, I was asked to read The Four Agreements. I was fully willing, but somewhat skeptical, since as the only child of a counselor, I was raised on a steady diet of self-help. I think I overdosed. After the first few pages, my skepticism was replaced with … Continue reading The Power in Applying “The Four Agreements” to Divorce

PTSD After Divorce

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Can you develop PTSD after divorce? When my husband left, I trembled for a year. That’s not just some figurative language used to convey emotion; I literally shook. For a year. My body quaked from the aftershocks of the sudden trauma, my legs constantly kicking and my hands quivering. Those weren’t my only symptoms, either. … Continue reading PTSD After Divorce

Five Strategies to Cope With a Lack of Motivation During Divorce

At first, it was a fight for survival that kept me going. That was soon replaced with a desire for justice. Then, some excitement for new possibilities provided a slight trickle of motivation to keep going. Eventually, all of that ran out. The well of inspiration to keep slogging through the debris of divorce dried … Continue reading Five Strategies to Cope With a Lack of Motivation During Divorce

Guest Post: Proof Divorce Can Make You Happier

When you're in the midst of it, divorce and happiness seem mutually exclusive. As though you're not only divorcing your spouse, but also splitting from your ability to ever smile again. This post gives hope that happiness can follow on the heels of divorce. That sometimes losing what we thought we wanted can sometimes be … Continue reading Guest Post: Proof Divorce Can Make You Happier