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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Signs You’re Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go

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”

So the Wind Blows

The storm pummeling Atlanta today has been described already as “historic.” I’m not sure if that will be the case but the howling wind and pelting ice outside my window certainly sound as though they are harbingers¬†of the winter apocalypse. I keep having flashbacks to the only other major ice storm I’ve been through. ItContinue reading “So the Wind Blows”

Security

One of the more difficult losses during divorce is the loss of security. On an emotional level, you are vulnerable and facing the realization that the stability you imagined only existed in your mind. On a physical level, you may have to move, you may be the sole adult in the home and your financesContinue reading “Security”

Passionate Protection

One of the most common complaints in a relationship that has gone the distance is the lack of excitement. Of passion. The spark fades and is replaced by a sense of comfort. Of predictability. It’s natural to look for stability in our relationships. We want to feel safe. We want to limit that oh-so-scary feelingContinue reading “Passionate Protection”

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