My Divorce is Final-The Realization of a Dream Destroyed

Divorce, Realization of a Dream Destroyed. Well, today,  Feb 9, 2017,  I am officially divorced.  So how do I feel on this impactful day?  I will try to verbalize it… Did I ever in a million years predict that I would be divorced? ┬áNo!Did I choose to break a vow to someone I loved, or…

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Monthly Motivation-I Will Sing in the Morning-Psalm 63:7-8

Thank you, Lord, for the shadow of your wings.  Thank you that I find protection, fatherly encouragement, direction for my path,  and your endless unfailing love in the shadow of your wings. Thank you because you uphold me in all things, and because of this, I have the strength to sing:-) Happy Monday, Everyone! KathieyV:-)

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Divorce in the News Jan 6, 2023

 Every week or so, I look at what is happening in Divorce News. I search “divorce” in Google and put a time frame on the search of that current week or so to give me an overview of what is happening in divorce news. The trending news is typically celebrity news. Yes, in the news,…

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A Few Ways To Survive the Pain Of Divorce

In my opinion, divorce is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life.  I can only say that because I am experiencing it.  I never thought I would find myself in this situation, having been married for 37 years.  I didn’t think it would happen to me, but that just shows us we…

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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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