Growing Into Ourselves After Divorce

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Growing Into Ourselves After Divorce

“Growing as wild women involves breaking out of cages, boxes, stereotypes, categories, and captivity. It involves standing tall, laughing loudly, and being who we really are.” ~ SARK, Succulent Wild Woman

The Discomfort Of Growth

Growing is uncomfortable and often feels perilous. And the deep-level of rejection we experience in a midlife divorce can make the process really scary.

But the reality is that all growth and positive change involves stepping out into the wild unknown. The more we practice being brave, the more courageous we become.

Redefining Ourselves

Even though I didn’t feel like I was in a cage or a box in my marriage, I know that I had certain boundaries that defined who I was. I was Mrs. Someone. I loved my role as wife; I wanted to help my wasband. So when he said he didn’t want my help, I was devastated.

After divorce, we have to redefine who we are and what we want in life. It’s an opportunity for us to realize our own dreams and make a change for the better in our lives. We are all created for something spectacular.

Succulence!

Those we love and touch will be pulled along by our excitement and enthusiasm. We will encourage each person we meet to find their own succulence because of our rich, full, life. “We must insist on succulence. Our life is too rich and rare to settle on less.” Start practicing succulence today!

“There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary, we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!” ~ Romans 5:3-6  (The Message)

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About the Author:

Suzy developed Midlife Divorce Recovery as a safe refuge for people healing and surviving the overwhelm of divorce. Starting her first RADiCAL support group in 2003 she's been helping women navigate the journey of divorce ever since.

2 Comments

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    • Suzy October 17, 2012 at 10:44 am - Reply

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