“What is the value of therapy?” the email continues, after the writer has detailed her struggles moving through divorce. Another message contains the statement, “I’ve been in therapy for years and I’m wondering if it’s working.” “How do I know if therapy is for me?” implores a man who has been blindsided by his wife’sContinue reading “The Value of Therapy”
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Who Can I Talk to About My Divorce?
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 IContinue reading “Who Can I Talk to About My Divorce?”
How to Survive “Transplant Shock” After Divorce
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 fertilizerContinue reading “How to Survive “Transplant Shock” After Divorce”
Forget the Casserole! What People in Crisis REALLY Need
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 withContinue reading “Forget the Casserole! What People in Crisis REALLY Need”