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.

How The Church Handles Divorce


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

How The Church Handles Divorce2020-09-27T13:51:32+00:00

How To Engage In Self Care After Divorce


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

How To Engage In Self Care After Divorce2020-09-27T13:52:18+00:00

Divorce Because Of Alcohol Abuse


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

Divorce Because Of Alcohol Abuse2020-09-27T13:53:59+00:00

Telling Friends & Family About Divorce


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

Telling Friends & Family About Divorce2020-09-27T13:54:24+00:00

Online Dating After Divorce


When I was first divorced, online divorce dating (or any other kind of after-divorce dating) was absolutely the furthest thing from my mind! In fact, I could not even imagine being in any romantic relationship because I was still doing the hard work of grieving several years after my divorce. Honestly, most other

Online Dating After Divorce2020-10-21T13:16:00+00:00

Telling Ex-Husband About New Boyfriend


By the time I was even thinking about dating after divorce, I had as little contact with my ex-husband as possible. I had absolutely no desire to think about him at all, much less share anything personal, like introducing him to a new boyfriend! (By the way, the word “boyfriend” was hard for me

Telling Ex-Husband About New Boyfriend2020-12-09T17:58:55+00:00

How To Prepare For Divorce


Most of us, when we get married never think about how to prepare for divorce. In my work, I have heard about spouses who left a note on the counter, or sent a text, or after a trip or date night told their partner that they weren’t happy and needed to find themselves and

How To Prepare For Divorce2020-12-31T17:36:46+00:00

I Miss My Ex-Wife After Divorce


I remember reading somewhere that “we don’t miss our ex when we leave, but we do miss our ex when they start moving on!” If we are the one who left, we often think things may be looking up for us. But once our ex wife starts dating or getting herself and her life

I Miss My Ex-Wife After Divorce2020-07-27T19:33:42+00:00

Life Insurance After Divorce: What To Do


Going through a divorce can be stressful, devastating and extremely difficult. While divorce can be a long road that involves substantial planning and effort, it is important to remember to consider your entire financial portfolio to ensure everything has been accounted for. During divorce, Life insurance policies can be easily glossed over but remember

Life Insurance After Divorce: What To Do2020-04-21T18:49:36+00:00

Suicide After Divorce Or Cheating


If you are facing a partner’s infidelity and the destruction of your marriage, and are considering harming yourself, or if you are worried about a loved one hurting himself or herself, call the number below: National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255  (Available 24/7) Thoughts Of Suicide After Divorce Or Cheating Are Common Feelings of desperate

Suicide After Divorce Or Cheating2020-12-09T17:41:52+00:00
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