Coping With Divorce

Coping with divorce is hard. There are many unknowns: how to talk with your kids, how to move on with your life and heal your broken heart. Suzy’s blog can help

Divorce After 60


If you’re divorcing after 60, there are specific names for our situation.  Silver divorce. Gray divorce. Late-life divorce. Boomer divorce.  We are women who have chosen divorce or have had divorce forced on us in our 50s and 60s.  Whatever the reasons, after-60 divorce is becoming more common. There are several reasons for this

Divorce After 602019-07-31T17:39:03+00:00

Surviving Divorce After 50


If our marriage has survived into our fifties, we think it should be smooth sailing after that.  That’s turning out not to be the case. Sadly, more divorces are happening after 50 (often called Gray Divorces) than you might expect, affecting everything from our children, our finances, our self esteem and sometimes our very

Surviving Divorce After 502019-07-29T19:34:31+00:00

Cultural Myths & Divorce


“Let’s do something cheap and superficial; Let’s do something that we might regret; Let’s do something shallow and insensitive, ‘Cause this might be the only chance we get.” Sung by Burt Reynolds in the movie, Cannonball Run Empty Promises Have you ever read the book How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig – And Other Ways

Cultural Myths & Divorce2018-01-10T18:10:19+00:00

Growing Into Ourselves After Divorce


“Growing as wild women involves breaking out of cages, boxes, stereotypes, categories, and captivity. It involves standing tall, laughing loudly, and being who we really are.” ~ SARK, Succulent Wild Woman The Discomfort Of Growth Growing is uncomfortable and often feels perilous. And the deep-level of rejection we experience in a midlife divorce can make the

Growing Into Ourselves After Divorce2018-01-10T18:10:19+00:00

Divorce & Anger


“Once you train yourself not to take matters personally and control your emotional responses, you will have placed yourself in a position of tremendous power.” ~ The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green and Joose Elfers A Right To Be Angry Midlife divorce makes us angry... and it should. Anger is our recognition that our

Divorce & Anger2019-05-08T15:22:11+00:00

The Power Of Dignity During Divorce


“Dignity, in fact, is invariably the mask to assume under difficult circumstances: It is as if nothing can affect you, and you have all the time in the world to respond. This is an extremely powerful pose.” ~ The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green and Joose Elfers A Good Woman During my midlife divorce,

The Power Of Dignity During Divorce2018-05-21T13:18:38+00:00

Divorce Blame And Guilt


"We must realize that we have a choice: we are responsible for our own good time.” ~ How to Be Your Own Best Friend by Newman & Berkowitz Blame And Guilt Blame and guilt are big issues in divorce recovery. We blame him for having a girlfriend, or breaking his marriage vows, or controlling us or

Divorce Blame And Guilt2019-07-31T17:21:31+00:00

Sex After Midlife Divorce


“Two-thirds of people with HERPES show no symptoms.” ~ Cameron Tuttle, The Paranoid’s Pocket Guide  I feel like a dorm mother at the college of Advanced Midlife Divorce Recovery Studies. I worry about you. I want to tell you, like I used to tell my daughter before a date, "remember who you are, Who’s you are

Sex After Midlife Divorce2018-01-10T18:10:24+00:00

Feeling Inferior


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Not long ago, I blogged about a book I found of my Dad’s entitled Nasty People: How to Stop Being Hurt by Them Without Becoming One of Them. The author's main claim is that people don't start out being nasty, but they are capable

Feeling Inferior2018-01-10T18:10:25+00:00

Freer Than Before


“Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than before.” ~ Unknown Tortures Of The Damned That’s a great description of

Freer Than Before2018-03-06T19:57:52+00:00
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