Friends we shared choose sides. Favorite restaurants aren’t so appetizing anymore. Vacations to the lake change to someplace new. The dreams for the future die. As a result, we are hit with intense sadness. There’s no death to warrant laying it all to rest… … More Facing the Losses in Divorce
What’s the hardest part of overcoming our problems? Admitting we have them! I know we can stop, right in the middle of whatever chaos surrounds us, and say, “Enough.” I know we can, because one night 20 years ago, I stopped right in the middle of the mess I was in, looked around, and … More Facing Reality, Admitting we Need Help.
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Ha! This is an old saying from the Army that I still love. We used this to talk ourselves into doing something we really didn’t want to do, but that we knew we had to get through to move on. It came to mind as I was reading about surrendering the things we’re afraid of … More Where Happiness Hides
The path ahead following a crisis in our life like death, divorce, illness, job loss…you name it, it’s hard. It’s lonely. It’s full of unknowns, full of unanswered questions. How will I make it? … More Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety
Reconciliation was the topic in our DivorceCare workshop on Monday. To be clear, we weren’t pushing marriage restoration for everyone, just simply talking about ways to get to a place of civil interaction with our ex. Even that is a place that’s far out of sight for most that are in the middle of conflict; immersed in … More Civility with our Ex. Is it possible?
“There were only three ways out: insanity, incarceration, or the grave.” … More Only Three Ways Out
All of it, every sunrise filled with new hope, is recorded in the journals that tell the zig-zag story of our healing and recovery… … More Journaling the Journey
“He didn’t understand my loneliness or fears. And I became angry because he didn’t understand” … More A Future of Hope
“I have never wanted to die but I have wanted to just not exist. I gave up caring about anything…” … More No Way Back