I talked to everyone about my divorce. No, really. The abruptness and the shock of it all seemed to manifest itself in an overabundance of thoughts and an inability to keep them to myself. The clerk at the gas station learned why I trembled with anxiety every time I ran my debit card (because I … Continue reading Who Can I Talk to About My Divorce?
Was your divorce anything like you would have expected divorce to be like? I know mine wasn't. Not. Even. Close. Movies, books, billboards, magazine articles and my own parent's divorce created certain expectations in my mind about what I could anticipate from divorce. But the reality? Something entirely different. Can you relate? Here are the … Continue reading Divorce: Expectations vs. Reality
It was a gift, a full and beautiful French hydrangea, with it's startling blue pom-poms of flowers perched above the simple white wrapping over the pot. I placed it on a counter, where it was out of the reach of the dogs, and for several weeks, I tended to it carefully with the enclosed fertilizer … Continue reading How to Survive “Transplant Shock” After Divorce
When bad things happen to good people, the calvary arrives soon after with food and flowers. Level surfaces soon fill with cards expressing condolences and well wishes. Money is collected to help with both normal and unexpected expenses. Friends and family all want to help and being unable to change the circumstances, they respond with … Continue reading Forget the Casserole! What People in Crisis REALLY Need
We accept the people need help at the beginning and end of life. Divorce is the end of one life and the beginning of another. You will need help. But how do you get it? Finding the support you need can be challenging, especially when you're likely facing time and money constraints. Here are 7 … Continue reading Facing Divorce? How to Build the Support System You Need