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Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? Divorce 101

This blog started one year ago today with my first post about divorce. Which is a bigger deal than you may realize- other than a Facebook post announcing the fact this was my first time talking about it in any kind of public forum. It taught me that I have 1) the courage to do… Continue reading Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? Divorce 101

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Planting Hope Where it Grows (Divorce 101)

This installment of “things it may (or may not, depending on the situation and your relationship with the person in question; please use your judgment) be helpful to say to your mid/pre/post divorce friend” will require a little unpacking. We’ve left behind, for the moment, items most likely to harm rather than help and have… Continue reading Planting Hope Where it Grows (Divorce 101)

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When Trying Doesn’t Count – Divorce 101

This is something I’ve been meaning to share with you for awhile and a heartbreaking blog post shared by a lovely and similarly hurting friend this morning reminded me it was time.  One of the hardest things about going through a divorce, especially in a community that (rightly, I think) places a great deal of emphasis on… Continue reading When Trying Doesn’t Count – Divorce 101

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Divorce 101: When You Say Nothing at All

Speaking of things not to say to your divorced, soon-to-be-divorced, or in-a-struggling-marriage friends, here’s a big one: Nothing. This comes with a caveat, because of course I’ve told you before that sometimes nothing is the best thing to say. Sometimes. With some friends. In some situations. However, knowing when to shut one’s mouth is a… Continue reading Divorce 101: When You Say Nothing at All