“While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.” ~ Dr. Samuel Johnson

A Battle For Survival

As I write these daily thoughts about midlife divorce recovery, I realize that you who read them are at different places in this journey. For many of you, the “grief is fresh.” You are still in that raw and awful place of absolute despair.

In the beginning of my divorce, I honestly was not in the mood to be lighthearted or to receive advice about cellulite, or how to make plans for a wonderful future. I couldn’t be distracted from the pain. I struggled to cope with all of the physical and emotional agony of every single day. It was a battle for survival.

There Is Hope

Some of you reading this may still be in that period of anguish. Please know I don’t ever mean to be glib or trite about recovery. I want you to see that there is a promise of better things to come.

There is a hope of smiling again …. and yes, even laughing. You may not be able to use each one of these thoughts at this point. But, every so often, go through the list of posts and pick out a few to read, even if it’s just to see what good is possible in the future.

I want you to know that your new life can be, and will be better than you think. In the meantime, let me help you catch your breath and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

“If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.” ~Psalm 34:18 (The Message)

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