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.

Losing Friends & Family After Divorce


Divorce is probably the hardest experience we will ever go through, especially if we didn’t want the divorce. During separation and divorce is when we need friends and family the most. Everyone’s divorce is different, but almost every divorce includes losing friends and sometimes even family. For women, especially, a friend listens to our

Losing Friends & Family After Divorce2019-11-26T01:07:36+00:00

How To Spot Divorce Warning Signs


When I sadly realized that divorce might happen to me, I kept asking myself, “Were there any warning signs of divorce I didn’t pick up on?” I wondered if there were signals that should have alerted me to the fact that my then-husband wasn’t happy. I spent lots of time pondering how I could not

How To Spot Divorce Warning Signs2019-11-25T17:54:40+00:00

How To Leave Your Husband


Making the decision to leave my husband was the most heart-breaking, gut-wrenching decision I have ever made in my life. Figuring out if and how to leave my husband were dilemmas I could never have imagined when I made my marriage vows 33 years earlier in the presence of God, my family and my

How To Leave Your Husband2019-10-24T21:28:14+00:00

Inappropriate Friendships When Married


I think almost all married people have friends of the opposite gender while married.  In today’s world, it would be almost impossible not to have opposite-sex friends. But some of us reading this blog are getting divorced or are already divorced because our husband had a friendship when we were married that became an

Inappropriate Friendships When Married2019-10-24T21:27:27+00:00

Divorce Counseling & Therapy: Do They Work?


Divorce counseling and divorce therapy, for both individuals and couples, are large categories that cover a lot of territory...and for most of us, a lot of time and money! During my own divorce journey, I took advantage of several types of divorce counseling before, during and after our divorce.  The question about whether divorce

Divorce Counseling & Therapy: Do They Work?2019-10-13T02:52:04+00:00

What To Do With Your Rings After Divorce


Laws About Engagement Rings While most states consider jewelry a gift, it’s important to do your research on your state’s marital property/assets laws. Usually, engagement rings are yours to keep, regardless of whether the marriage remains intact. In the case of a broken engagement, however, laws vary widely from state to state, and many

What To Do With Your Rings After Divorce2019-10-03T13:48:30+00:00

Why Does My Ex-Husband Want To Be Friends?


Most women who have trouble being friends with their ex-husband, didn’t want the divorce. In fact, they were desperately sad and broken about it. They were often faced with their ex having a girlfriend or being abusive or being addicted to something. Most of us don’t want to be friends with someone who left

Why Does My Ex-Husband Want To Be Friends?2019-10-03T12:57:10+00:00

What To Do About An Unhappy Marriage


All of us, who are married, have occasionally been not happy in marriage, especially if we’ve been together a long time. There is a difference in marriages that are continually unhappy or hurtful, and marriages that are experiencing the normal ups and downs of any growing relationship.  During a long marriage, there are a

What To Do About An Unhappy Marriage2019-09-16T22:03:25+00:00

How To Deal With Depression After Divorce


During and after divorce, depression either seems to tag along with us everywhere, or it drags us sobbing into a dark, debilitating hopelessness. Divorce is one of the most gut-wrenching situations we will ever experience. If you’re dealing with sadness or depression after divorce, just remember that it is normal...especially if you’re grieving the

How To Deal With Depression After Divorce2019-08-30T17:22:51+00:00

Do Men Who Leave Their Family Regret It?


Men who cheat on their wives and then leave the marriage cause a devastating ripple effect throughout the whole family. Most of us wonder if they ever regret it. We ask ourselves, “How could he do this after everything we’ve been through together...and with these amazing children we have?” It’s normal to wonder why

Do Men Who Leave Their Family Regret It?2019-08-26T20:04:38+00:00
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