Category Archives: life

Breakup Grief Ends. Bank on it. Believe in It.

by Susan J. Elliott ©  2004-2019 I wrote this essay in the summer of 2005 and edited it the summer of 2007 right before my youngest son got married.  Both my ex husband and my husband were alive at the time.  … Continue reading

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Building Your Own Life

Way back when I wrote this post and followed it with the second post.  FOr those afraid to get out and build your life, I hope this is some kind of inspiration. Post 1: There is more to us than … Continue reading

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Holidays and me-all year round

Holidays.  They are fraught with excitement and then there is all the expectation that we are HAPPY and when we are not, we feel as if we, not the world, has failed. By Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed.  After a … Continue reading

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Revenge Again

I seem to post this every 6 months or so because I start to read about vengeance or acting out in anger and it always disturbs me. So I think it’s time for the Revenge Post again. In short, it … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by Kathy (ktgirl): Doing the Work

Kathy was one of the early readers of the blog…she’s been co-moderator (past and present) of the Yahoo group and made a guest appearance at the March seminar. She has worked hard and reaped the benefits of that work. I’m … Continue reading

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Your right to swing your arm…

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Revenge Revisited

I’ve said on here that living well is the best revenge. A saying that isn’t mine but has certainly been my mantra for the past 20 years. I’ve talked about revenge in a few different posts but I’ve read a … Continue reading

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Breakup Grief Ends. Bank on it. Believe in It.

by Susan J. Elliott ©  2004-2019 Breakup grief ends. Know it. Bank on it. Believe in it. But only IF:  if you do your work, it ends. If you work through it, it ends. If you feel your feelings and … Continue reading

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3/4 TFTD ~ More On Dancing Out of Control

When she is starved, a woman will take any substitutes offered, including those that, like placebos, do absolutely nothing for her, as well as destructive and life-threatening ones that hideously waste her time and her talents or expose her life … Continue reading

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