Holidays and vacations after divorce are a minefield of schedules to be hammered out and difficult emotional and physical adjustments to be made...especially if you have children. Since our children are often in our top three issues of concern after a marital separation or breakup, we should try to celebrate the holidays after divorce
About Suzy BrownSuzy 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.
Divorce is a life event that often causes more disruption in your day-to-day life than any other relationship event...especially if you’re facing divorce at midlife and have been a stay-at-home mom, and have no job. If you have never had to fully support yourself, the terrifying question of “How am I going to survive
Before divorce, I always thought I was a pretty even-tempered woman. I hardly ever “lost it” in an outburst of rage. There were existential things I was angry about like suffering children, oppression and poverty; but I was hardly ever mad enough to lose control in my everyday life. That was before the infidelity
Divorce is hard on kids. While adults may be more mature and able to handle the strong emotions that usually arise after divorce, kids may not have developed the emotional maturity or experience in dealing with difficult issues at this point in their life. Additionally, it is common for children to hate one parent
Sometimes during divorce, it’s hard to be thankful. All we can see is everything we have lost and everything that is wrong with our life. Life is messy and complicated. We may be sad and angry. This is exactly the time we need to practice gratitude. Regardless of what is happening in our
I had never in my worst nightmare thought at 53 years old, I would be googling “how to get your confidence back after divorce” or “regaining confidence after divorce.” I didn’t even believe in divorce! Plus we had a good marriage, great kids, grandkids on the way and good things all over the place.
When I was growing up, hardly anyone was divorced. At least it seemed like that. Divorce was especially rare for people who were in the pews on Sunday mornings. Divorce in the church community was usually swept under the rug. The Church handled divorce by ignoring it or condemning it. It was looked down
Self care during separation and divorce is what I emphasize first to anyone who comes to Midlife Divorce Recovery for help. There is never a time when we should be focused on taking care of ourselves more than when we are going through divorce. The divorce process is exhausting and overwhelming. The mental and
Alcohol abuse, or Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), can destroy marriages and create havoc in all family interactions. Alcoholism makes existing relationship issues more difficult, and problems in the relationship can then cause alcohol abuse to increase. All can lead to eventual thoughts of divorcing an alcoholic. Almost every day, I get messages from women
When I first realized that my marriage was not going to survive, I didn’t want to tell family or friends I was getting a divorce. I was embarrassed. I was ashamed. I had been determined not to be one of those divorced people that I always felt sorry for, but never knew what to