Steps to Survive The Holidays After Divorce

Yes, it is the holiday season. Back before my separation and divorce, the holidays had an air of magic about them. A time to celebrate our family and our faith. This division of my family now caused significant changes in how the holiday season is celebrated. I would have to learn to accept these changes…

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Can Divorce Make You Sick? Sadly Yes, Let’s Talk About It.

I can tell you, based on my experience, that divorce can make you sick. I was shocked when I found out my husband of 37 years had filed for legal separation. I had no idea I was headed down this path, and it took an emotional and physical toll that I still fight today. Please…

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Monday Morning Motivation-Faith in the Face of Fear, Brodie and the Grocery Bag

Monday Morning Motivation Fear of the Unknown Brodie and the Grocery Bag   On your typical day, my dog Brodie is not afraid of bags. He is not fearful of handbags, grocery bags, or trash bags. He is not even scared of tea bags. But this was not your typical day. It was cold, and…

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Divorce Recovery Book Club, Chicken Soup For the Soul Divorce and Recovery Pages 17-35

 I have been going through the book called Chicken Soup for the Soul for some time now.  If I continue to go at the pace I have been going, we may never finish, so I have decided to pick up the pace a bit.  Instead of reading one sub-chapter each time, I have decided to…

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How Long Does It Take to Recover From Divorce? It Depends Who You Ask?

How long does it take to get over the end of a long-term marriage?  The answer is that it depends on who you ask. The Youtube Version Divorce is hard. The unwanted divorce I went through after 37 years of marriage was the most difficult thing I have ever experienced.  The process of recovery is…

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My Divorce Journey-Looking Back To The Early Days, The Beginning, The Pain

I am looking back at the posts I made at the beginning of my divorce journey.  Here is one I wrote in the early weeks after my husband unexpectedly left me.  This was written on 7/29/13 Another rough week. I have learned that my situation can throw you into depression, which seems to have happened…

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Divorce in the News Sept 9, 2022

Five of the latest divorce articles include, do you need a divorce in a common-law marriage in Texas, unplanned singlehood and finances, when should I contact a divorce attorney, co-parenting, and the average cost of a divorce. Sept 9, 2022 (click the title to go to the article) 1-Do I Need a Divorce For a…

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Weekly Quote-Turning Lemons into Lemonade

I know I am late to the party, but I just started watching This is Us on Hulu.  What an amazing show about families, their ups and downs, and their highs and lows.  This show reinforces that, yes, life has its challenges and its joys.  In times when life is difficult and leaves a very…

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Eight Steps to Help You Face Your Fear When You Are Not Feeling Brave

Based on a “Quote of the Week” about bravery in the face of fear, I have found 8 possible steps to help us through to the other side of that fear. Fear can be paralyzing. Instead of taking steps forward, you may choose denial and hide from the reality of the situation.  Hiding will not…

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Need Stress Relief? Try Eating Peaches

Stress can have many adverse effects on our minds and our body.  Many things can cause stress, and sometimes stress is beneficial, but many times stress is overwhelming.  With that in mind, I will be looking at ways to reduce stress in my life and hopefully also in yours.    Let’s get started… I have…

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