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 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

Feeling Inferior2020-03-04T03:18:19+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

Misery, Pain, Change And Divorce


"The day inevitably comes when the part of me that wants health more than sickness, or joy more than sorrow, or serenity more than turmoil wakes up and demands I pay attention. Finally, I am willing to try something different because the pain has become too much for me to continue. Then, and only then,

Misery, Pain, Change And Divorce2018-01-10T18:10:25+00:00

After Divorce Eating


“Take time to appreciate the food on your plate. Notice the colors and textures. Take a bite. Slowly experience the tastes on your tongue. Put down your fork and savor.” ~Melinda Beck, Wall Street Journal/Health Journal  Food is constantly on our minds. But often, food loses its taste when you’re facing a midlife divorce. We

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Divorce Driving


“Become a Less Aggressive Driver” ~ Suggestion # 57 from Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff  by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. Distractions If I don’t consciously think about it, I become an impatient driver. That’s usually because I have too many things I want to get done in every day, and I tend to cut corners on

Divorce Driving2018-01-10T18:10:25+00:00

Death-Free Living After Divorce


"Parking garages rank third among top locations for violent crime (after homes and public streets)." ~ Melissa Heckscher, BE SAFE - Simple Strategies for Death-Free Living Living Alone When my last child set off on his own, I felt an urge to tell someone to "drive carefully, drink plenty of fluids, and don't forget to eat breakfast!"

Death-Free Living After Divorce2020-03-04T04:10:49+00:00

He Just Can’t Do It


“The only person you have control over is yourself.” ~ A Universal Truth Find Your Support Team Every time I finish leading a Midlife Divorce Recovery support group, I find myself amazed at how beautiful, fun and intelligent each of the women are. I am left, once again, saying, “What in the ‘heck’ is wrong with the men

He Just Can’t Do It2018-01-10T18:10:25+00:00
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