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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Is the Time Spent In a “Failed” Married Wasted?

When my math students first start to tackle more difficult algebra problems, they retain their elementary focus on determining the single correct answer. While this difficult work is still relatively new to them, they have a tendency to completely erase or even tear up an entire page of work that led to this incorrect valueContinue reading “Is the Time Spent In a “Failed” Married Wasted?”

Six Years Ago Today

Six years ago today, I awoke afraid of seeing the man who had abandoned me eight months before. And when he passed me in the courthouse hall, I didn’t even recognize him. Six years ago today, I was ready for the divorce I never wanted from the man I thought I knew. Six years agoContinue reading “Six Years Ago Today”

Five Years Ago Today

Five years ago today, I awoke afraid of seeing the man who had abandoned me eight months before. And when he passed me in the courthouse hall, I didn’t even recognize him. Five years ago today, I was ready for the divorce I never wanted from the man I thought I knew. Five years agoContinue reading “Five Years Ago Today”

Wasted

“I’ve wasted half my life,” I wailed to my friend from my spot curled up against the doorframe on her checkered kitchen floor. She turned from loading the dishwasher, “Don’t ever say that. Nothing is ever a waste.” At that time, I certainly didn’t agree with her. After all, I had just realized that someContinue reading “Wasted”

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