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Single Mom Survival Kit 7: Life As It Is

They say that “Life is always greener on the other side of the fence” and sometimes that seems to be true.  In the midst of divorce it’s easy to think that everyone else’s life is going better than our own.  But that can be dangerous thinking. Contentment is something that comes from within. We can’t order it from Sears, take a pill...

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Single Mom Survival Kit 6: Good Grief
Single Mom Survival Kit 6: Good Grief

Grieving is caused by a loss of someone or something you loved.  It is the realization that something that once was is no longer.  I have never experienced heavier grieving then when my husband told me he loved someone else and walked out. I have had friends disappoint me, dealt with loss of loved ones, and faced unemployment.  However, when...

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Unloved
Unloved

Ok, here goes. This is what I realized this morning: No man has ever pursued me. Which means that no man has ever truly known me. Which means that no man has ever truly loved me. Dang. My marriage is ending and as I walk this road these unwanted thoughts keep running up to me.  Just last night I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw....

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Divorcing? Take Care of Your Finances
Divorcing? Take Care of Your Finances

Editor’s Note: It is always our hope that a couple is able to reconcile. If your own marriage is in trouble our mentors are available to help.  It is difficult to deal with everyday life when you’re going through a divorce. You feel lousy both physically and emotionally. But in spite of that, you need to take care of your financial situation...

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Save Your Marriage from Drifting
Save Your Marriage from Drifting

Related: Read Elma's Story of Facing Emotional Abandonment in Her Marriage. They were good people. They had made it known that divorce was not an option for them. Yet here they were, going their separate ways and leaving a path of confusion and chaos behind them. There was no love affair to blame, no abuse that had been hidden. Just a slow...

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Healing for the Brokenhearted
Healing for the Brokenhearted

To earn someone's trust is surely an honour beyond measure; therefore, it is unsurprisingly one of the most fundamental elements of a strong and successful relationship. Copious amounts of time and effort go into building and maintaining trust. Consequently, the moment the trust is betrayed, the relationship starts to tremble at its knees. Dealing...

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“I Do”… Again?
"I Do"... Again?

It was love at first sight for Cheryl and Jeff. Young and ambitious, the two fell in love and and got married. They had it all: ocean view home, the right clothes, the best jobs and there was nothing to want for that money could buy. But what about the things money couldn’t buy? Like happiness or love. Cheryl found herself secretly discontent and...

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I Didn’t Want a Divorce, But Could We Last?
I Didn't Want a Divorce, But Could We Last?

I did not want to be another divorce statistic, but the numbers were not in our favor. My husband Rudy is a bus driver and I work in dentistry - both careers that rank high in divorce statistics. We have a severely handicapped son. We struggled financially. My husband has been fighting depression for most of his life. My life and my marriage were...

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