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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Are You Tired of Hearing, “It Will Be Okay”?

“It will be okay” is sometimes a platitude, uttered in ignorance by people who have not ever tried on your shoes, much less walked in them. And that pat phrase, along with its twin, “You’re never given more than you can handle,” can spark ire in the one who is in the midst of theContinue reading “Are You Tired of Hearing, “It Will Be Okay”?”

The Best is Yet to Come

I had a conversation the other day where I challenged someone to describe the good that came from a recent and devastating break-up (I know, you’re shocked, right?). Part of her response- I love knowing that my best and happiest love is yet to come. I have that to look forward to. She actually madeContinue reading “The Best is Yet to Come”

Embracing the Blues

“My ears are in ecstasy,” whispered Brock as he turned towards me. He sure wasn’t talking about the dulcet tones of my exceptional singing voice. It may work to help my 8th graders remember the quadratic formula, but it sure wouldn’t lead to any claims of ecstasy. The sounds that elicited this response were insteadContinue reading “Embracing the Blues”

Ever Been Told, “You Shouldn’t Feel That Way?”

You shouldn’t feel that way. Get over it. You’re overreacting. Have you ever heard any of those statements? Those remarks that leave you angry and confused. Hackles up, yet questioning if the other person is right? Why do people make those remarks? Is it out of ignorance or attack? Are they trying to help orContinue reading “Ever Been Told, “You Shouldn’t Feel That Way?””

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