Success Stories and Who We Serve
We are honored to work with women from all over the world. I wish I could show a picture of every RADiCAL Woman I’ve had the privilege to know. RADiCAL Women include professional opera singers, farmers, attorneys, stay-at-home moms, teachers, corporate leaders, CFOs, physicians, counselors, bankers, artists, personal trainers …. just about anything you can think of.
These are bright, beautiful, funny, witty, creative, capable women who have had their lives turned upside down in one way or another through divorce. Maybe their “wasband” ( was+husband) was an alcoholic or abusive or a workaholic or a narcissist who had no room in his life for anyone but himself. Or for many of us, we had a wasband who decided to screw around with one of those tawdry, cheap, unprincipled creatures, notoriously called “the other woman.”
I can think of lots of more colorful names for those men and those women who are an embarrassment to us all.)
Here’s what they’re saying
“Suzy Brown… has been an inspiration to me. Her book Radical Recovery: Transforming the Despair of Your Divorce Into an Unexpected Good had blessed me. I have not found the “unexpected good” yet but her book is so practical and so grounded in life. Her “Survival Six” back in December were the things that probably saved my life. I have talked with Suzy on the phone and fully hope to meet her at Pepperdine. The book has some gut wrenching poems at the back … for those experiencing divorce or those who want to authentically minister to those in divorce this is a primary text. Thank you Suzy for your grace!!”
Even though you don’t know me personally I hope to someday soon write to you about how our lives crossed paths. For now I just want to say you literally saved my life. I feel as if you are beside me encouraging me every day. The emotions, information you write (including personal notes and emails) and the information from the Boot camp CD have made my new, unexpected life easier. Your support is priceless. Somehow it is comforting knowing that someone else is walking in my shoes.
I thank God and you for being there for me.”
I recently received your book as a gift from some friends that attended the pepperdine lectures. My divorce was final in march. In June I would have been married 27 years. I have three girls,22,18 and 16 years old. The oldest got married last summer in the middle of all this(needless to say it shattered her belief in marriage), my middle just graduated from high school and my youngest has high functioning autism.Also, last summer my father had a stroke about 6 weeks before the wedding and is still recovering. An emotional roller coaster.
Your book said the exact same things I have been saying to myself, my thoughts and my feelings seemed to be talking back to me.
It has been the most difficult thing in my life. So many emotions. I think I am doing well, then like today, I see him at his girlfriends house at a Memorial Day pool party. My youngest is with him for this holiday and I have all those emotions flood back again.
how long does it take? I really don’t know if I ever want to date or marry again. I was in this for life and it kicked me in the teeth.
I am thankful I have my education. I just finished my master’s and plan to get my Ed.S. in curriculum and instruction. I teach kindergarten. Funny, how (D) waited till I had a job, then left. I guess I can thank him for that.
Thank you for your book and words of encouragement. would love to hear you speak sometime.
“Dear Suzy (Frisky),
Finding your website was a Godsend!!! I ordered your book and literally could not put it down. My husband of 25 years walked out on New Year’s Eve this past year. I feel like I could have written your book because it describes every single thing I have and will be going through.
I just wanted to say thank you. Your daily blogs are like a shot in the arm for every day. Again thank you so much for your honesty and tremendous insight.
“This group has meant so much to me. Just having someone who understands what you are going through who you can talk to about it, laugh about it and cry about it with has been wonderful.
It has been fun to get out of my home and out of my own thoughts and do some fun things with other women who are experiencing the same things as I am. It has also been helpful to hear other women’s stories – some parts are very similar, and some are very different. It helps me put perspective on my own situation and see what I have to be grateful for, and what challenges I have had also.
I feel stronger, less alone and afraid. It has helped me create my new life because I have the courage to take on my own life, knowing that I have the support of friends to back me up. I am so grateful to have this group of wonderful, energetic, and beautiful women. It makes me wonder why on earth did the men in their lives leave them! They are absolutely lovely! And I am so fortunate to be a part of that group.”