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.

Handling Marriage Problems After 25 Years


What happens to marriages in midlife? After 20, 25, 30 or more years? The truth is - a lot!  If you’re not married, you probably don’t understand why marriages fail after 25 years. Really, what could go wrong if your marriage has already lasted 25 or 30 or more years? If you survive all

Handling Marriage Problems After 25 Years2022-11-28T02:31:06+00:00

Where To Live After Divorce


I read somewhere that when you are trying to figure out what comes next after your midlife divorce, your first decision should be where you want to live after the divorce is final. Before, during and after a midlife divorce, almost every single thing in your life is turned upside-down. No other life challenge

Where To Live After Divorce2022-11-28T02:31:16+00:00

Grandparents Rights After Divorce


Divorce is usually awful for not only the couple that is divorcing, but also for extended family members, especially if the divorcing couple has children and parents who are close. That special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is usually precious for both the child and the grandparents. But often that grandparent-grandchild relationship changes after

Grandparents Rights After Divorce2022-11-28T02:31:27+00:00

Ex-Husband Cheating On Girlfriend With Ex-Wife


Okay, ponder this. It’s complicated. Here’s something that I hear every so often from divorced women. “ My ex is cheating on his girlfriend with me. Yes, I’m cheating with my ex husband. He has a girlfriend, but still sleeps with me. I miss him. I miss the sex. He misses me. Maybe, we

Ex-Husband Cheating On Girlfriend With Ex-Wife2022-11-28T02:32:14+00:00

Having Sex Again After Divorce


After divorce, happy couples suddenly are everywhere, and we think they are probably all having blissful lives and great sex. Sex after divorce for us is usually non-existent or scary or unthinkable, at least for awhile. I hated that. Once our divorce was final and our 33 years as husband and wife were officially

Having Sex Again After Divorce2022-11-28T02:32:49+00:00

Is A Hall Pass Healthy For A Marriage?


I was married for 30 years when my ex-husband wrote his own hall pass. I didn’t know about it. I didn’t give him permission. If he had asked me for one, I would have said, “Are you crazy? Of course you can’t have a hall pass!” The hall passes he took over the next

Is A Hall Pass Healthy For A Marriage?2022-10-07T18:12:01+00:00

Grass Is Greener Syndrome & Marriage


Grass is greener syndrome in marriage, or in any other area of life, means that one partner  has an inability to feel content with life as it is. They are always looking for something more or something different or someone smarter, younger, thinner. Whether or not Grass is Greener syndrome is an actual psychological

Grass Is Greener Syndrome & Marriage2022-11-28T02:34:47+00:00

Getting A Pet After Divorce


Let’s face it, during divorce most of us are an emotional mess. We wear the same sweats for a week. We cry all day. We are barely functioning, wondering if we’re going to end up hoarding stuff and never going outside again. Friends and family worry about us, set up a “mom-watch” and start

Getting A Pet After Divorce2022-11-28T02:38:52+00:00

Divorce Quotes: Funny, Inspirational & More


Quotes can change lives. We can read a statement, even from thousands of years ago, that speaks to an issue we are facing in our divorce right now! Words of a contemporary author can change our whole perspective about our divorce. How about this memorable divorce quote from Linda Sunshine? “Finally, never forget that

Divorce Quotes: Funny, Inspirational & More2022-11-28T02:39:10+00:00

Conflict Resolution For Divorcing Couples


When I am invited to a family member’s or a friend’s wedding, I often give a Galway Crystal “Make Up Bell” to the couple as a wedding shower gift. The Irish tradition is that you ring the bell after reciting your marriage vows. Then, when you and your spouse have a serious conflict or

Conflict Resolution For Divorcing Couples2022-11-28T02:39:37+00:00