Every wedding anniversary has a traditional gift. The first year it's paper, and so on. Today's my fourth divorciversary, and the gift is peace.
We need to consider the language we use to talk about divorce. Our kids are listening. If we say a post-divorce family is broken, they'll believe it.
The older I get the more I realize that house hunting and searching for a mate are nearly identical processes. Neither is remotely rational.
When a child's disclosure of sexual abuse becomes part of a divorce narrative lines become blurred, roles become compromised. They shouldn't.
On learning how to navigate the good, hard work of bringing two broken families together, and building something new with the pieces.
When you are divorcing silver linings are awfully hard to believe in. The thing is, this might just be the opportunity of a lifetime.
Reflecting on my marriage and divorce and seeing how my inability to ask for and accept help made things much harder for me than they needed to be.
Looking back on my wedding day with the perspective of time and with a new understanding of my good fortune.
After the death of a marriage it can be hard to get perspective. Bringing things into focus in the rearview mirror.
We've all heard the joke, right? "She's on the Divorce Diet." That one when you realize your friend is disappearing right before your eyes?
All love stories contain an element of risk, but you CAN fall in love again after divorce, if you're willing to be a little brave.
What do you do with your cherished family memories once there is no longer anyone with whom to share them?
Thinking back on those days of disbelief and sorrow from a new place of happiness. For those of you who are still IN IT- hang on. It gets better.
During divorce friendships are challenged. It is hard to go through that with your best friend. It's IMPOSSIBLE to go through it without her.