Stubborn Hope During Divorce


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

Stubborn Hope During Divorce2018-01-10T18:10:47+00:00

Surprised by Divorce and by Life


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

Surprised by Divorce and by Life2018-01-10T18:10:47+00:00

The Secret to Surviving Divorce


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 Secret to Surviving Divorce2018-01-10T18:10:48+00:00

Who survives divorce and who doesn’t?


"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.

Who survives divorce and who doesn’t?2018-01-10T18:10:48+00:00

From Pain to Power Through Divorce


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.

From Pain to Power Through Divorce2014-07-07T14:16:35+00:00

Why you need to find humor in divorce – and how


"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

Why you need to find humor in divorce – and how2014-03-11T16:40:20+00:00

A Sense of Humor Especially Now


"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

A Sense of Humor Especially Now2018-01-10T18:10:51+00:00

Divorce War


“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

Divorce War2016-08-24T22:47:37+00:00
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