Tag: Divorce Recovery

Don’t Burn Your Wedding Photographs!

Don’t Burn Your Wedding Photographs!

It was all a lie. Didn’t those vows mean anything? You never want to see your spouse’s face again, or be reminded of the worst mistake of your life! You just want to forget it ever happened, right?     If you are angry about what happened, overwhelmed by emotions and devastated because you are […]

4th February 2016 | By More
The 5 Stages of Recovery following Divorce

The 5 Stages of Recovery following Divorce

The process that comes after a divorce can be broken into five primary steps. Each of the five stages of a divorce are vital to the recovery process if you really want to begin the next phase of your life in a healthy way. How long each phase will last varies significantly, depending on the depth […]

29th June 2015 | By More
WHY I’M DOING THIS & HOW IT WORKS

WHY I’M DOING THIS & HOW IT WORKS

Growing up with divorce and a blended family, presented many obstacles. Then I got married and stepped into my own instant blended family with my husband, his child, his ex-wife and both their families. It was challenging and rather problematic at times. As the years went by, we had two more children and eventually ended up […]

5th June 2015 | By More
Resilience: Attitudes and Skills

Resilience: Attitudes and Skills

Resilience depends on supportive, responsive relationships and mastering a set of capabilities that can help us respond and adapt to adversity in healthy ways: . . Personal Control Resilient people focus on events over which they have some influence or control rather than adopting what researchers have referred to as a “victim’s mentality” and constantly […]

30th April 2015 | By More
Hope after Divorce

Hope after Divorce

The emotional tidal wave of divorce leaves people with a wide range of emotions, including sadness, surprise, anger, anxiety, fear and feeling lost. Perhaps the most common emotion is a hopeless feeling. People ask the question: Is there hope after divorce? Is there hope for my life in the future? The question is an honest, […]

19th April 2015 | By More
Acceptance

Acceptance

“Whatever is in me is stronger than what is out there to defeat me.” ~ Caroline Myss Unexpected and unplanned change in our lives is never easy to deal with. What makes divorce such a major hurdle from a spiritual perspective, are the vows we make when we enter into the marriage. These being the […]

30th March 2015 | By More
7 Lessons about Divorce

7 Lessons about Divorce

I was lucky to have had (and still have) a tight network of close family and friends who helped guide me through this difficult period, people who offered me comfort, advice and a shoulder to cry on when I needed one the most. Whether it was insight about marriage or life after divorce, their wisdom […]

23rd March 2015 | By More
7 Steps to Forgiveness

7 Steps to Forgiveness

BURYING THE PAST ONCE AND FOR ALL Only recently have I been able to truly forgive myself and my former spouse for our divorce. Honestly, my journey was stalled for many years because I was unable to let go of resentment and to emancipate myself from the hurt and pain that we caused our children. […]

17th March 2015 | By More
8 Ways to Grow Your Happiness by Letting Go

8 Ways to Grow Your Happiness by Letting Go

Happiness in all walks of life is often more about stopping than starting.  More about subtracting than adding.  More about letting go than holding on. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop, subtract or let go of… Criticizing everyone and everything Life isn’t perfect.  People make mistakes.  Let go of unfair expectations.  Stop criticizing […]

10th March 2015 | By More