Angela was miserably married for more than a decade. She and Mac had it all: a presentable homestead, healthy offspring, comfortable cars, vacations, savings… you get the idea. But like I said, Angela was miserable. She spent years upon years losing sleep over the fact that she was pretending to be someone she wasn’t, living a life she found unbearable. Eventually, she couldn’t pretend any longer. She painfully told Mac that she just didn’t see any other way around it- she wanted a divorce.Continue reading
The Cost of Unhappiness?
I once encountered a professional acquaintance after not seeing her for several months. Following the standard “hi-how-are-you” exchange, she told me she would soon be turning 65, but can’t afford to retire. She went on to state that she married a man who likes to spend, not save, money. She said she probably should have left him a long time ago…. …Wow, is she really telling me this? Why is she telling me this? She has no idea how I feel about this sort of thing… she’s not prepared for what I have to say….I don’t know her well enough […]Continue reading
Good Point: Dating After Divorce
During a discussion with some coworkers today, a good point was brought up: “Don’t stay married because you think you won’t be able to find anyone else. The market is flooded with people who have left bad relationships.”Continue reading
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34461881/ns/world_news-europe/ Now that it’s Christmas Eve, I’ve decided to officially “blog” my support for this idea. Truly- it’s a quality offering. And not just for the holidays, but any time of year. People considering a divorce need advice- that expensive legal kind of advice. What better way for friends and family to show support and help a loved one start anew? I wish they were available here in the US. This is a gift I’d be happy to give (to the appropriate recipient, under the appropriate circumstances, of course). One step at a time… we’re getting closer to a mental […]Continue reading
I think we need to start holding Divorce Ceremonies. Like in that movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, when Diane Lane’s marriage falls apart her friends get her a cake and they say “weddings begin with cake and they should end with cake too.” (or something to that effect). I love that!! And I want to take it a few steps further.Continue reading