Are you Getting the Respect you Deserve in your Marriage?

Do you find that you often ignore or deny the intense hunger pains that cry out to you for more consideration and respect in your marriage? Although you may try to deny or suppress it, each of us deserves to expect and experience a relationship that includes being truly known, accepted, valued, and seen along […]

3 Reasons why Emotional Abuse is so Damaging

Although experiencing emotional abuse is very common, most people do not realize how significant and powerful the consequences can be and how often emotional abuse undermines a person in just about every area of their life. What exactly is emotional abuse?  Emotional abuse includes consistent patterns of behaviors over a period of time from an […]

The Day my Marriage Fell Apart

It was quite early on the morning of Valentine’s Day when I discovered that my husband had left gifts for our two daughters on our kitchen table, yet there was nothing there for me. Just two weeks before that day, I had confronted my husband directly, face to face about the fact that I had […]

3 Reasons to Rip Open that Chocolate Bar!

When it comes to dealing with your health during separation and divorce, it is so easy to get caught up in the emotional storm of divorce that your plans to focus on your physical well-being often get tossed around like a foil wrapper into the back seat of your car while you navigate though each […]

Are you Living in the Tsunami of Other People’s Expectations?

As a divorced mom of 3 kids who are each 5 years apart in age, I live in a lot of worlds at one time. For many years while I was married, I had the youngest child at home with me, the middle child in elementary school and the oldest in either middle or high […]

5 Signs to Help You Recognize Emotional Abuse

Are you or someone you know experiencing emotional abuse? Although many of us are aware of how to recognize physical abuse, the damaging effects from emotional abuse can be just as powerful and devastating as physical abuse. Sadly, emotional abuse is still largely ignored by our society and many times those who are experiencing it […]

Is Divorce Short-circuiting your Health?

Can the emotional firestorm you are experiencing during divorce make you sick? Not only can divorce make you sick emotionally, it can definitely impact your health in many negative ways. In his book, Deadly Emotions, Don Colbert, M.D. explains that “The body cannot differentiate between stress that physical factors cause and stress that emotional factors […]