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.

Trial Separations: Do They Work?


When your marriage is increasingly off track or seemingly headed for a cliff, sometimes it’s good to agree to a trial separation to get some time and space between you.  A trial separation can be a cooling off period or a time to really rethink where your marriage is headed. At times, the marital

Trial Separations: Do They Work?2018-10-12T11:51:22+00:00

Spousal Abandonment Syndrome


The general definition of abandonment is: Giving up or withdrawal of support from something or someone The act of leaving or deserting a person or property. Spousal Abandonment Syndrome is when one of the spouses leaves the marriage without any warning, and—usually–without having shown any signs of unhappiness with the relationship. With spousal abandonment,

Spousal Abandonment Syndrome2018-09-26T00:02:14+00:00

My Ex-Husband Is Getting Remarried


I’ve always thought the term “remarry” is confusing. I don’t know if remarried is even the right term for when our ex-husband is getting married again.  It seems if he was truly getting remarried, he would be remarrying me! But, of course, my ex husband remarried another woman. When our ex-husband is getting remarried,

My Ex-Husband Is Getting Remarried2018-09-13T02:01:17+00:00

Infidelity Recovery Stages


“Infidelity Recovery Stages.” That sounds so neat and tidy. The stages of healing after infidelity.  I thought to myself, “Is healing even possible after infidelity?”  Recovery from the damage and devastation that is caused by this kind of betrayal is never easy.  Infidelity is one of the most serious assaults on a marriage there

Infidelity Recovery Stages2018-09-12T15:15:33+00:00

Boundaries With An Ex-Spouse


Boundaries with ex spouses are best for everyone who is trying to move on after divorce.  Divorce is often ugly and heartbreaking. Setting boundaries after divorce gives you time and space to grieve your losses and start healing from the overwhelming ordeal of the divorce itself. In spite of the usually adversarial nature of

Boundaries With An Ex-Spouse2018-08-21T23:06:24+00:00

Midlife Crisis Divorce


My mission and my passion is helping women who are a facing a midlife divorce. I didn’t plan on this work, but I went through a divorce when I was 53 and I was a mess. My wasband (he was my husband, but he’s not any more) decided he needed something more exciting than

Midlife Crisis Divorce2018-08-20T21:03:44+00:00

16 Facts About Divorce That Might Explain What Happened To Your Marriage


Studies show that nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. Fortunately, the end of your marriage isn't the end of your life or the end of love. You must decide, despite the pain and upheaval, that you will survive and your life will be good again.  One light in the darkness is that your

16 Facts About Divorce That Might Explain What Happened To Your Marriage2018-09-13T02:02:42+00:00

Living Alone After Divorce


The first time I had ever lived alone was after my divorce after 33 years of marriage.  I was 53 when the divorce was final. When my youngest child left for college the next year, I was faced with living alone for the first time in my life.   I had gone from my

Living Alone After Divorce2018-07-18T11:08:35+00:00

Vacationing After Divorce


What are your first feelings when you think about vacations after divorce?   Are you excited and enthusiastic?  Or do you have a heartful of sadness, anxiety and fear?  For me, I was devastated that our family vacation traditions were all messed up, and I wondered if I could afford to go on any

Vacationing After Divorce2018-08-14T15:34:51+00:00
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