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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

How NOT to Be a Victim

“Let me introduce you to the victim advocate,” offered the policeman who had arrested my husband the day before. I stopped short. That was the first time that word – victim – had ever been applied to me. I certainly felt victimized. My partner of sixteen years had just abandoned me with a text message,Continue reading “How NOT to Be a Victim”

The Anti-Victim

Whenever we take Tiger to the dog park, I like to step back and observe the interactions of the dogs and the owners. On the best days, all are relaxed and a singular, calm and happy energy flows through the park. On other days, the energy is divisive rather than unifying, a sense of unbalanceContinue reading “The Anti-Victim”

Attitude

I’m often complemented on my positive attitude about everything that happened to me. It hasn’t always been that way. I was angry. Furious that the person I trusted most in this world betrayed me in the most horrific ways, causing me to lose everything I held sacred. I cursed him. I dreamed violent dreams. IContinue reading “Attitude”

Pardon Me, Ego. I Need to Get Through.

Ego: the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought. (from dictionary.com) Ever since we first begin to see ourselves as separate, sentient beings in childhood, our egos define how we interpret the world around us. Continue reading “Pardon Me, Ego. I Need to Get Through.”

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