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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

After the Affair: How Much Should You Talk About It?

The affair has been uncovered. The decision has been made to try to save the relationship. There’s a constant tension though – the one who has been betrayed feels the need to talk about it all of the time (“I want you to understand the pain you have put me through”) and the one whoContinue reading “After the Affair: How Much Should You Talk About It?”

Ten Ways to Shut Down a Conversation

We all know that communication is key when it comes to building and sustaining relationships. Yet that knowledge alone isn’t sufficient to establish an open and mutually beneficial approach to conversations. Because, let’s face it, it can be challenging to communicate when we feel emotionally threatened or when our beliefs are being challenged. We canContinue reading “Ten Ways to Shut Down a Conversation”

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?”

The Elephant in the Room: How to Talk to Those Experiencing Grief

When bad things happen to good people, we’re often at a loss of how to respond and what to say. The loss becomes the elephant in the room – too unwieldy to discuss yet too big to ignore. Here are some thoughts on how to talk to people who are dealing with loss or tragedy:Continue reading “The Elephant in the Room: How to Talk to Those Experiencing Grief”

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