Before You Choose to NOT Forgive: Consider …

Growing up, I always thought that Aunt June was a very angry person. She never seemed to like Uncle Joe much. She constantly criticized him. They never seemed to spend any quality time together. My mom always said that Aunt June was going to leave Uncle Joe as soon as the kids … [Read more...]

Should I Get a Divorce?

Should I Get a Divorce?

After 15 years of marriage, Earl's words were a blow to the world as I knew it. My first thought was, "Should I get a divorce?" Even though, this is not what he was saying. I was already on an emotional roller-coaster due to my mom suddenly dying of a heart-attack the week before … [Read more...]

Rejection and Betrayal: How Could He Do This To Me???

I will never forget the very first time that Earl betrayed my trust. I thought I was going to die. My world literally fell apart. It was as if I became a different person, one that I didn't know. Feelings of rejection and betrayal can almost seem unbearable. It's as if all of the … [Read more...]

37 Years ago …

One of the things women often tell me is, "I just want to stop thinking about him!" The truth is you will never stop thinking about him, however, you can think of him without the pain. 37 years ago today, I thought I was marrying the love of my life, and I definitely thought … [Read more...]

My Divorce Story …

  At age 38, I gained the courage to leave a 20-year verbally abusive marriage. Leaving Earl was the most frightening experience of my life. I got married to him right out of high-school and had never lived on my own. I knew that it was up to me to nurture and raise … [Read more...]