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Forgiveness

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Before you forgive, you have to expand your perspective regarding the other person or situation. Whether or not you truly know the individual who harmed you, one thing is certain about the human condition: A person's external actions are a reflection of their mindset on the inside.

How a Cab Driver Changed My Whole Year

Janie Porter | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

In 67 blocks, that man had picked up the shattered pieces of my awful day and pieced them together in a way that made my life feel manageable again.

Thoughts on Running Into My Abusive Ex (And Feeling Nothing)

Akirah Robinson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

I realized why it felt weird. Because I felt nothing. At some point, my ex lost his control over me. Completely. That's why I'm grateful I ran into him. Our little run-in is proof of how far I've come.

One Year After Divorce: Celebrating the Anniversary of 'I Don't'

Heather Sweeney | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

The first year after divorce will be the hardest year of your life. That's what everyone warned me. And while those warnings may have been accurate in some ways, it's also true what others promised me -- time heals the wounds, forgiveness is possible and happiness is worth the struggle.

Why I'll Never Stop Reaching Out to a Brother Who Doesn't Care

Oral Fixation | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts
Oral Fixation

And I'll continue to provide these opportunities to connect. Because for this husband, father, son, and big brother, having my ducks in a row is all about letting go of the hurt and disappointment, and making sure my little brother knows I'm here if needs me.

Support After Suicide: How Making Connections With Other Survivors Can Breathe Life Into a Dying Heart

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

It's been 19 months since Mom died. As I reflect on the weeks and months following Mom's suicide, I realize how precariously my life hung in the balance. Back then I couldn't envision a day when the color, focus, or meaning would return to my world.

Take That, Breakup!

Annabel Acton | Posted 10.23.2014 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

This week I sat down with Laura Jack, a Transformational Life Coach and Grief Recovery Specialist to get her perspective on how to take action on a break-up. Her insight is as eye-opening as it is helpful.

10 Lessons I Learned From My Breakup with New York City

Stefanie Williams | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

It's great to love New York, but it's OK to leave it, too. It's OK to admit that despite offering you everything you think you could want only a block away 24/7, other places might have what you really want. Get out and experience those other places.

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

Sometimes Your Happiness Depends On Walking Away

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Too often we focus so much on a door that has closed abruptly and unexpectedly in our faces that we don't realize that the world is full of other doors that are open to us. You won't find your happiness demanding that a certain closed and locked door reopen; all you will do is miss seeing alternate avenues of opportunities that are available to you.

How I'm Getting Over My Broken Heart, One Laser Treatment At A Time

Heather Sweeney | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Divorce allows people to hit the reset button and start their lives over again, reinventing themselves after learning from those failed relationships and harsh love lessons.

The Feng Shui of Breakups

Annabel Acton | Posted 11.08.2014 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

I can tell you a story about most objects in my house. Some are positive stories and reflections of who I am and where I am headed. Others are more binding, restricting and reflect a time in my life I'm happy to have moved on from. Yet they remain in my house. And therefore in my psyche.

Thanks for Checking on Me, Rose

Kathleen Maloney | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Maloney

Grief is a normal part of life. While the loss is never replaced, and life events and milestones will forever be bittersweet, there will come a point when you know it's time to move forward and you must give yourself the permission to rebuild your life.

How To Avoid Making The Same Relationship Mistakes Over And Over Again

DivorcedMoms.com | Terry Gaspard | Posted 08.30.2014 | Divorce

By Terry Gaspard for DivorcedMoms.com Do you ever wonder if you’ll get out from under the shadow of past relationships? It’s not uncommon for p...

5 Reasons No Relationship Is A Waste Of Time

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.25.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...

The Case For Tossing Your Marriage Mementos

Divorce360 | Posted 08.10.2014 | Divorce

By Vicki Larson for Divorce360 “I just can’t see you and Dad together,” my oldest son said not too long ago. It seemed like a weird thing ...

'I Had Ignored Every Red Flag That Unfurled In Front Of My Face'

Kristin Shaw | Posted 08.30.2014 | Divorce
Kristin Shaw

When we went our separate ways, four years later, I took off the ring and put it in a velvet-lined drawer in my dresser. It sat way in the back, where I couldn't lose it or look at it. It was an ill-kept secret in my drawer and in my head for months, gathering dust and memories.

The Day I Stopped Caring About My House

Janie Porter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

The house was me. The house showed everyone what a great homemaker I am. What a brilliant designer. What a stylish person. Maybe even someone they'd want to be like.

The Little (Good) Signs That Make You Realize It's Finally Over

Courtney Carter | Posted 08.23.2014 | Divorce
Courtney Carter

It's not always the big things in life that make a person realize their relationship and/or marriage is over. It's the little things listed below that you have to go through to separate your life as a we to a ME.

How to Forgive Yourself

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 08.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jenna Amatulli

Forgiving yourself means more than just learning to live with what has happened. Sometimes, it means you have to rebuild, start from scratch, pull up the old foundations and lay new ones. This can be the hardest part.

How To Let Go, Forgive And Ultimately Feel Better

Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living

By Chris Iliades, M.D. Reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., MPH Being able to forgive a life-changing hurt, humiliation or injustice has emotional and ...

How I Got Through Divorce In 26.2 Miles

Heather Sweeney | Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

I had been clicking the refresh button for an hour and six minutes on two different computers when, finally, my registration form was accepted. In a record two hours and 27 minutes, the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon reached its 30,000 registrant limit, and I was one of them.

Grief: What to Do When It Never Ends

Marie Marley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Joyce sits alone in her bedroom every night. Most nights, she ends up bursting into tears over the loss of her husband of 30 years. The pain is searin...

The Blame Game

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

The last time I looked, we only have one life, so choose how you are going to live it. Here are six fundamentals to not just moving on but moving up after a divorce.