Yes, Divorce Can Cause Depression

I see the unexpected abandonment by my husband as a storm.  A category five hurricane that entered my life.  The entire process turned my life, my emotions, my dreams, and the expectations of my future upside down. For me, divorce was probably worse than a storm because, in most cases, in a storm, the damage…

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Divorce Court. How to Handle Anger, Humming?

I am now years away from the initial pain of an unwanted and unnecessary divorce and can now laugh at video clips like this one.  In the early days I probably could not have watched this video it would have been far too painful. I know we all deal with pain and anger differently.  Some…

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Thinking Back to the Beginning of my Divorce “Faith”

It has not been easy since I have been put on the path toward divorce.  There are many hurdles.  In the beginning, it was the shock and depression and the disbelief of abandonment.  In the months to follow it has been an effort to continue to function as I had before, plus, taking on the…

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Self Care- Try Something New!

Why You Should Try New Things “Switching things up can help to keep you inspired and motivated.” Long before COVID 19, I took a class. I took a class in Floral arranging. What fun! Try something new. I believe it will help you feel better even if you are going through a difficult time. God Bless…

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Divorce and Pets “How Do I Keep My Dog?”

My dog is part of my family.  I have had Brodie for 11 years, and it would be painful to lose him in divorce proceedings.  I adopted Brodie from a shelter in 2009, my husband left me in 2013, and my divorce was final in 2017.  There was never a threat that I could lose…

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The Journey-Divorce “The Ripple Effect”

In church, the pastor spoke of the ripple effect of divorce.  It touches everyone involved, not just the grieving partner.  Trust will now be an issue.  Sadly it reaches my grandchildren and the grandchildren to come.  What kind of legacy does this leave for them except the legacy that if you don’t like something, just quit…

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Divorce in the Media “Grace and Frankie”

I find myself relating to this show in many ways.  I am nearly in my 60’s and my husband of 37 years just decided to up and leave with no warning to me.  It was a bit like that for Grace and Frankie too.  I am going to watch the series and pull out quotes,…

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The Beginning-“It Takes Two and Other Nonsence” by Donna Hayden

I found a great website called With Every Step by Donna Hayden. I found an article on the site called “It takes two and other nonsense”.  Here is quote I can relate to… “Do not tell me divorce takes two! I don’t care what the reason for the divorce – it very often only takes one. The…

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Monthly Motivation 2 Corinthians 12:9a

God’s love and strength will get us through anything if we just hold on.  Help me Lord in the difficult times not to fall into despair but to hold onto you and your promises No matter what we are facing now or in the future, we have God’s assurance that his grace is sufficient in…

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