In our society, the word "love" has been used in many ways and defined as many things. Unfortunately, people throw the word out so often that we've forgotten what it means. In my group therapy, we talked about mature love versus immature love. When developing mature love, love first grows within and shines outward toward… Continue reading Love, misunderstood.
I recently had a conversation with my ex-husband because of his email. It had me questioning how he was feeling and, in turn, triggered feelings within me. In our discussion, I asked him if he still had feeling for me. He was dating someone he'd met just months after our divorce, but some of what… Continue reading Unlovable?
Grief: Finding gratitude in loss
I am reading Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher, EDD, and Robert Alberti, Ph.D., as part of my divorce group therapy. The chapter we just finished was about grief. It talks about how when we lose someone we love via death, there is a ritual to help release the pain, but with divorce, people… Continue reading Grief: Finding gratitude in loss
Be Kind, Always.
My life has been turned upside down, and I have been doing my best to turn it right side up again. Since then, I have been sitting on my thoughts because they are burdensome emotions. Last year, Ellen's deejay, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, committed suicide. For the first time, I could genuinely say I understand why… Continue reading Be Kind, Always.
Is Your Life Overdue?
I just finished reading The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms. I don't know if I have ever connected to a story as much as I have to this one. In the story, Amy's husband left her and their two kids for three years and returned to make amends, whereas my husband mostly… Continue reading Is Your Life Overdue?
Meet with Love
I read a quote by Matt Kahn that said: Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they've met themselves... This has made me think about all the interactions I have had where I tried to be my best self with someone only to be… Continue reading Meet with Love