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by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Rerun based on a post from the FB group. After my first few post-divorce breakups, I started to tell people that “anyone is capable of anything at any time.” It’s not that anyone will … Continue reading
by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Working through unresolved grief can only work to make you stronger. As Stephen Levine said, people who work through their grief are the lightest and happiest of beings. It shows in their life, in … Continue reading
Part 1 of 4: I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know By Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2008-2018 All rights reserved Abuse can be physical, mental, emotional, verbal and sexual. It can be but doesn’t have to be all 5. … Continue reading
A perennial favorite on the blog and requested repost: I saw this movie in the theater when it came out and I was pretty tortured and depressed at the time. I had just ended my marriage and was wrestling with … Continue reading
The annual GPYB New Year’s Post We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to … Continue reading
Requested Repost. Reader Email. I’m always amazed at what posts my readers remember. They ask for articles I barely remember writing, but here it is. This post is a mashup of several previous posts. I talk about my ex in … Continue reading
Betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope. ~ Steven Dietz Betrayal may be described as simply the breaking of trust. It’s when we trust someone and they break that trust (and usually our hearts at the same time). Please follow … Continue reading
I wrote about the first Christmas and New Year’s alone 10 months after my separation but not about much before that. After a VERY bumpy beginning, things had been going well that fall and I wasn’t prepared to be as … Continue reading
Someone just mentioned splitting, I go into this in greater detail in the workbook and have some exercises to work on it, and I touch on it some in both books, but splitting makes it much harder to get over … Continue reading
A reader wrote to me about going to new things alone when she had been part of a couple for so long. I wrote this a while ago and hope it helps: So many parts of uncoupling are scary and … Continue reading
This was one of the first posts I wrote on the blog. I was reading the through the first few blog posts and thought this would be a good one to run. This is one that is partially in the … Continue reading
Forgiveness of others starts after we do our grief work and our Relationship Inventory and our examination of the relationship and feel the spectrum of emotions. It does not start right away. Forgiveness of others is the end, rather than … Continue reading
One of the themes that I hear which makes breakups much harder to recover from is when someone has made their partner their life. They don’t have many friends, have pulled away from family and have not developed or maintained … Continue reading
If you’re not in an abusive relationship but know someone who is, feel free to pass on this post and anyone can write me privately. (This is a repost from 2007, about a year before Michael became ill and there … Continue reading