You’re entering the second half of life as a divorced woman over 40 — and maybe you’re surprised, shocked or even heartbroken. How do you recreate yourself after a divorce? These five questions will help you start fresh with hope and joy. They represent the core needs we all have, and they have the power to help you recreate your […]
Are you staying in an unhealthy or even abusive marriage because you’re a Christian? Perhaps you’re struggling with the “God hates divorce” decree in the Bible. You may also be influenced by your Christian husband, pastor, or religious friends.
Are you staying in a marriage because you feel guilty or bad about leaving your husband? Marriage guilt can keep you stuck in an unhappy relationship for a surprisingly long time. Decades, even. The way I see it, you have two choices: stay married and keep feeling guilty, or leave the relationship and feel guilty for different reasons. Either way, […]
If you’re asking, “Should I get a divorce?”, you need an external perspective that isn’t overwhelmed by emotion. Here are 10 signs to help you decide if divorcing your husband is the best choice, inspired by Should I Stay or Should I Go? “It takes a lot of bravery to look right at the truth of your situation,” writes Lundy […]
Even when being divorced is better than being married, you’re still sad about the end of your relationship. These ideas on how to cope with divorce are inspired by a marriage that ended in my family. In Divorce Poison: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing, Dr. Richard A. Warshak offers a blueprint for an effective response to […]
Getting divorced feels different for everyone, but there are some things everyone experiences. Here’s what to expect after filing for divorce – whether this is your first, second, or third time getting divorced. If you haven’t read any books on getting divorced, check out Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: A Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery by Micki McWade. She adapts […]