January: the fresh, clean pages of the 2018 diary and a highly unnecessary amount of new stationary speak ‘new year’ to me. There’s a myriad of coloured pens – until I forget which one I was using for which category … Continue reading Processing 2017
One of the very painful things around divorce and separation is knowing and working out how to survive Christmas when you feel alone. Being in an unknown world, often devastated by loss regardless of whether it was something you chose … Continue reading Christmas and Divorce
“Be transformed by the renewal of your mind…” Believe in the Bible or not, in the realignment of your thought processes there is great opportunity for change. Our thought patterns come unbidden to our brains. Like Pavlov’s famous dogs, our … Continue reading A-Z of Divorce: T is for…Thoughts
I’ve been asked several times whether I regret getting married. It’s a pretty punchy question. The implication is there that, because of the divorce, it was a potentially wrong or bad decision, and that I might wish I’d never met … Continue reading A-Z of Divorce: R is for…Regret
Divorces are a series of painfully unending endings. Relationships, experiences, dreams and plans come to conclusions in different ways that are hard to stomach. Not only does your marriage end, but you find other tiny endings along the way. Little … Continue reading A-Z of Divorce: P is for…Possibilities
Author’s Note: This week I’ve stood with my hands over my face listening and rendered myself unable to sleep with a late-night tune in… Dum, de dum, de dum, de dum… The theme tune of my childhood and soundtrack to the … Continue reading I’m turning into my parents – or ‘Why I listen to The Archers even though I was determined not to’
When I saw the title of this article, my heart sank. The article (worth a read before this) explores the ways there are of analysing and calculating the divorce rate, so far interesting to consider. The second part lists a series … Continue reading Whose marriage is at risk of divorce?