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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Life is Not a Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Yesterday morning, I helped my husband slide his wedding band off his finger and I slipped it onto my left thumb for safekeeping. I gave him one last kiss before he was wheeled down the hall and out my reach. It was a simple surgery. Brief. Yet my hand trembled as it placed his belongingsContinue reading “The Waiting Room”

The Marshmallow Test

In the Stanford marshmallow experiment, young children were placed alone in a room with a single marshmallow. They were told that if they left the marshmallow alone until the experimenter returned, they would receive two marshmallows. Further studies indicated that children that could delay gratification had better life outcomes in terms of educational attainment andContinue reading “The Marshmallow Test”

Life is Not a Waiting Room

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