About Suzy Brown

Suzy Brown 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.

A Class Leader’s Viewpoint On Getting Through Divorce


Midlife Divorce Recovery (MDR) is a game changer for countless women. It has been my privilege to know Suzy Brown as an author and friend, and to be involved in her transformational classes for eight years. I was formally introduced to Suzy at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Greater Kansas City,

A Class Leader’s Viewpoint On Getting Through Divorce2023-08-27T22:37:13+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 Divorce2023-06-25T13:20:45+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

Becoming A Single Mom After Divorce


One of the things every divorced single mom is most concerned about is how this family breakup is going to affect her children. Most of us are more upset about what the divorce means for our kids than what it means for us. I did not want to be in that “Single Mom” Club!

Becoming A Single Mom After Divorce2023-02-20T05:55:48+00:00

My Ex-Wife Has A New Boyfriend


What did you find yourself thinking when you found out your soon to be ex has a new boyfriend? Even worse...you may not even be divorced and your wife’s new guy is already in the picture. Or maybe you're having trouble even dealing with your ex wife dating at all! Just seeing her with

My Ex-Wife Has A New Boyfriend2023-03-24T13:43:03+00:00

How To Handle Divorce in Your Workplace


Dealing with divorce in the workplace depends on a lot of different variables. In a program I presented to the Kansas City Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, I explained that the answer to how to handle divorce at work depends on if you are dealing with divorce:  As an employee (When divorce happens

How To Handle Divorce in Your Workplace2023-02-06T14:15:24+00:00

Should I Spend The Holidays With My Ex?


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

Should I Spend The Holidays With My Ex?2023-02-06T14:05:11+00:00

How to Get A Job After Divorce


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

How to Get A Job After Divorce2023-01-12T16:48:21+00:00

How To Deal With Anger After Divorce


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

How To Deal With Anger After Divorce2023-01-12T16:05:18+00:00