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About Suzy Brown

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.

The Adventure Of Divorce

"AS A RULE OF THUMB: Adventures are not fun while they’re happening." ~ Tom Parker, Never Trust A Calm Dog And Other Rules Of Thumb Defining Adventure When I read this quote above, I immediately thought about midlife divorce, though admittedly, adventure is not the word I would have used to describe my agonizing experience at the time. [...]

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Living In The Moment After Divorce

"I think this is how we are supposed to be in the world --present and in awe. There is ecstasy in paying attention." ~Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

 Finding Appreciation In the middle of divorce, life sometimes seems dull and dark, and sadly unworthy of our attention or appreciation. In fact, often on this divorce journey, [...]

Finding Security After Divorce

"As with language, so with life: less is often more. The quality of life is marked by what you can do without and still do well. The best things in life aren't things. Simplify. Thoreau subscribed to this line of thinking. So did Buddha, Lao-tzu, and Jesus."~Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I [...]

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The Journey To Your New Destination

"Is there anything as horrible as starting on a trip? Once you're off, that's all right, but the last moments are earthquake and convulsion, and the feeling that you are a snail being pulled off your rock." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh Isn't that the truth? The actual getting out of town (even for those short [...]

Finding Courage Through The Divorce Process

“You’re a lot better off being scared than being bored.” ~ Harvey Mackay, Do What You Love, Love What You Do And Deliver More Than You Promise No Time For Boredom During a midlife divorce, you are not bored. You are lots of things, but bored is not one of them. You are working overtime [...]

Control Your Psyche To Cope With Divorce

“Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave, with both ends kicked out.” ~ Vance Havner Dwelling On Negativity During any time of pain, sadness, anger or fear it is easy to get in a rut. The more we dwell on the negatives of our situation, the more entrenched [...]

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