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.

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 Marriage2018-07-29T15:37:07+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

Divorce After 40


Surviving Divorce - and dating and remarriage - after 40 can be more challenging than at other times. You may be in the middle of career overload. If you have kids, they may be preteens and teenagers who need lots of emotional care and attention. There are often more stresses and complications during divorce

Divorce After 402018-08-14T15:00:27+00:00

How To Handle An Ex-Husband’s New Girlfriend


THE GIRLFRIEND. The OTHER WOMAN. THE MISTRESS. The NEW WOMAN. Ugh. If you’re divorced as a result of your husband’s infidelity, who or what immediately comes to mind when you hear the word “girlfriend”? If your ex-husband lied to you, betrayed you, shared secrets and a bed with this girlfriend while you were married,

How To Handle An Ex-Husband’s New Girlfriend2018-06-01T02:05:16+00:00

How To Find Happiness After Divorce


Okay, your midlife divorce is final, or soon to be. Your ex is starting his “new and happier than I’ve ever been” life with his new “I’ve never loved anyone like I love her” secretary or nurse or waitress or some other woman who idolizes him, adores him and is most likely struggling financially

How To Find Happiness After Divorce2018-06-01T02:10:23+00:00

How Long Should It Take To Get Over A Divorce?


Do you feel like it’s taking way too long to get better after your divorce?  Take a look at why you feel that way. My first counselor told me that the trending opinion of therapists about divorce recovery was that it usually takes about one year of recovery for every five to seven years

How Long Should It Take To Get Over A Divorce?2018-06-14T01:06:47+00:00

Divorce Recovery Books


When I was going through my midlife divorce, I read literally hundreds of divorce recovery books.  I was desperate and I thought if I could just get one positive idea or find some little glimmer of hope in each book, it was worth my time. Right this minute I have 257 books (yes, I

Divorce Recovery Books2018-05-19T17:29:53+00:00

Christian Divorce Recovery


The more serious a woman is about her Christian faith, the more devastated she is about a divorce.  So, if a divorce happens for any reason, a Christian woman is not only distraught about the divorce, she feels as though she has disappointed God, too. Not long ago, even the idea of Christian divorce

Christian Divorce Recovery2018-08-14T15:28:50+00:00
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