Coping with loneliness during separation and divorce magnifies as darkness falls. The nights can be the worst. When the losses and uncertainties of divorce become magnified, our bodies tire and our minds grow wearier. Being lonely turns our focus inward. So What Can You Do? Shift your focus. Coping with loneliness during separation and divorce […]
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Divorce left me wondering, how can I get over an ex who hurt me deeply? Can I ever let go of the painful memories? I think I had a deep fear that the pain would weigh down my heart forever. Do you wonder the same? When Being Done Wrong Still Hurts The truth of what […]
Are you looking for peace after divorce but realize that the emotions of divorce have you feeling paralyzed? When that sense of immobility sets in it can be hard to know where to turn. You can feel stuck. Sandra tells us her story and cites some pretty important points she’s learned about getting unstuck. With […]
Are you wondering if it’s possible to rebuild your self-esteem after divorce? In a word, yes! Let’s face it, when your spouse leaves you, neglects you, or abuses you, or chooses an addiction over you, it’s understandable to feel unwanted, under appreciated, and devalued. Who wouldn’t? Or, maybe your experiences were more subtle. Perhaps yours […]
If you’re a victim of financial abuse, you’re likely to feel lost and overwhelmed when it comes to funding your everyday life, not to mention planning for the future. It takes time and determination but there are steps you can take that will help you get your financial footing. Rebuilding after Financial Abuse To help […]
So, you think you’d like to lead a divorce support group in your church and you’re wondering if you have what it takes. First of all, let me say congratulations on your heart to serve. That’s great! God has a most wonderful way of taking our pain and using it to help others. Our stories […]
Anna speaks quietly in the Peace after Divorce group at her church… My son doesn’t speak to me since we separated. He lives in my house but doesn’t want anything to do with me. Can you relate? Are you facing the agony of being rejected by your child on top of the grief of divorce? […]
When you’re coping with divorce, how do you get past the painful things that still hurt? How do you restore your mental health when someone walked away, quit caring, or chose to simply give up on your marriage? How do you heal your heart? Left unaddressed, the pain can color your whole life and affect […]
Sharon feels she is doing okay with her divorce but she is beside herself when her ex neglects the children. Conner says his biggest struggle is seeing how his wife’s leaving has hurt their children. “I’ll never forgive her for what she did to them by deserting them,” he says. Can you relate? If this […]
Maybe. If you’re starting to heal from divorce, New Year’s resolutions may be a good way to set goals and move your life forward. But, if you’re still struggling with the raw emotions of divorce you may need New Day resolutions instead. One Day at a Time The pain of divorce can stifle your vision […]
Just before Christmas several years ago I was given the word that my first marriage was about to end. “Joy to the World” wasn’t exactly my first holiday sentiment. I was devastated. Frankly, I did not want to be around happy people. My grief was too profound. Yet in the end, it turned out to […]
It’s hard to be thankful when your world is collapsing due to divorce. How can you feel gratitude when your heart is broken and the future is anything but certain? Why bother? Because being thankful helps you even when you don’t feel very thankful. Gratitude changes the brain. An article on positivepsychology.com says, When we […]
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