During my divorce, I read lots and lots of books. Not just divorce recovery books, but business books because I was trying to build my business so I could support myself. Here's something I came across in one of those books, and discovered it had as much to do with my divorce as it
Early on, my midlife divorce caused me to temporarily lose hope. I thought I would never really be happy again. I knew I would find little bits of joy now and then, but never the all-encompassing contentment and happiness I had most always felt in my life. But hope dies hard. I hoped and wished
I don't know about you, but my divorce had to be listed in the category of one of life's biggest surprises .... and at the time, one of life's biggest disappointments. Especially at midlife. Especially after 33 years, when we had this amazing family and one would have thought we would have had the bugs
The selection below was shared by a RADiCAL Woman in the MDRcommunity. I think it's perfect for learning how to not only survive divorce, but to truly Rise Above Divorce In Confidence and Love which is what RADiCAL means. There is no situation you will ever face that will change so many things in your life
"The sign on the road as you come into Parris Island says, 'WHERE THE DIFFERENCE BEGINS,' adds Father Osendorf, 'But to me it's more than that, it's where the transformation begins.'" Thomas Ricks, author of Making the Corps Since I conduct Divorce Recovery Boot Camps, I have studied what soon-to-be soldiers do in boot camp.
In the middle of my divorce, sometimes I wanted to lose consciousness. I was in so much pain I was having trouble dealing with the reality of what was happening. While we are trying to recover from a midlife divorce, we are often just trying to stay afloat in a wild, uncontrolled sea of erratic emotions.
"Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God." Karl Barth, theologian During much of the early part of my midlife divorce recovery journey, laughter was in short supply. Nothing seemed funny. In fact, everything seemed tragic. The smallest things could bring me to tears. Slowly, slowly, slowly I recognized that laughter is
"Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you are going to live it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it, and find out
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs — jolted by every pebble in the road." Henry Ward Beecher Sometimes life is not funny … like during a midlife divorce or during a funeral or when our children are facing hard circumstances or during a stressful, intense time. Those specific
“War is an extreme test of will. Friction, uncertainty, fluidity, disorder and danger are its essential features.” ~ Warfighting, U.S. Marine Corps I’ve been reading a manual put out by the Marine Corps called Warfighting. As I began reading, I was surprised at all of the similarities I was finding between war and life … and war and