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Divorce Survival

Divorce and Teens

Nov 02, 2023

How Teens Struggle When Parents Divorce I don’t think there’s anyone who would argue with the fact that teens are struggling and finding life difficult at this time. Most would also agree that teens know that they are not entirely … Read More

Building Your Own Community

Sep 26, 2023

One of the major struggles, during and after the divorce process, involves the feelings of isolation and loneliness we experience. In fact, these emotions are affecting many people in our community right now, even if we are living in a … Read More

Acceptance

Sep 20, 2023

The final stage of the grieving process according to Elisabeth Kubler Ross, is Acceptance. This can be seen as the crowning moment when going through pain and loss. Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the ending of … Read More

Divorce and Depression

Sep 12, 2023

In this blog we’ll discuss and uncover some of the truths of Depression, the Fourth Stage of Grief. These stages, as defined by Elisabeth Kubler Ross, do not occur in a strictly linear fashion.   The stage of Depression can come as a dark cloud, bringing the realization that your once-held dream of “happily ever after” and the idea of an intact family, must now be laid to rest.   Many people shy away … Read More

Bargaining, the Next Stage

Sep 05, 2023

This Weekly Dose explores the next stage of grief as defined by Elizabeth Kubler Ross. Bargaining is often called the third stage of grief and bargaining, like anger, creates a much-needed sense of distance between us and the reality of … Read More

Gratitude

Aug 15, 2023

  I speak a great deal about gratitude in our support group. When we feel gratitude for the good things in our life, we can encourage greater harmony, peace, and happiness. Learning to pivot our naturally negative thoughts away from … Read More

Healing through Self-Care

Aug 08, 2023

This week, I’ve been taking a course in Mental Health First Aid under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (SAMHSA) One of the takeaways from the course that is particularly relevant to anyone going through the process of … Read More

Quick-Fix Society vs. Real-Fix Recovery

Jul 25, 2023

In multiple areas of modern life, we are blessed with quick solutions to various situations. If you’re hungry but don’t feel like going to the grocery store, just call Door Dash or Uber Eats and order your favorite sushi, subs, … Read More

Perspective Matters

Jul 18, 2023

I was recently on vacation in Italy and while traveling I had a realization that I believe is relevant to the work we’re all involved in here. Let me explain… While on my adventure, I noticed a tendency of mine … Read More

Looking for a cure for the Summertime Blues

Jul 12, 2023

Summertime can be one of the toughest seasons when you’re going through divorce. The stark reality that the summer vacations and getaways of the past are over and done can be very difficult to accept. One thing that may prove … Read More

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