Learning that the person you love has been unfaithful to you is such a traumatic experience to go through. We had given our whole self to them in the faith that they would keep our heart safe and they have ultimately shown such careless disregard for it. Betrayal comes in many forms but little else seers … Continue reading Valley Walking: The Burden of Betrayal
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One of the hardest parts of a separation or divorce can be the sudden lack of contact with someone who you have seen and spoken to, not to mention, loved, day in and day out for what might be many years. At the beginning of my nightmare, when my husband launched his shock sabotage of … Continue reading Reality Check: Going Radio Silent
This week I felt angry. It felt good! The anger made me feel in control, it gave me a brief interval from the awful feelings of loss that I have been experiencing. My mind has been demanding answers, with the words, "how could you do this to me?" repeating loudly in my head all week, … Continue reading Valley Walking: Anger That Serves a Purpose
In life we can be faced with events that shake us to our core and feel so devastating to our soul. Heartbreak, loss and grief can be such an overwhelming force, it can feel as though we are being consumed. It is during these hugely challenging moments in our lives that it can be hard to … Continue reading Valley Walking: Walking Through Fire
Oh the promises we will make to keep the one we love. Relationships end for all sorts of reasons. Many end mutually, some just run their course and there is a shared understanding that a parting of ways is inevitable. But what about when the desire to end the relationship is completely one-sided? What happens … Continue reading Reality Check: The Dangers of Desperation
Loneliness seems to come hand in hand with divorce. We became so used to the sounds our home makes when we are busy being married, that the sudden stark silence of being alone can be deafening. Some people may go out of their way to avoid the loneliness. They pack their weekly diary with work … Continue reading Valley Walking: The Deafening Silence
During divorce, there can be so many moments that shock, enrage and hurt you. Learning of your partner's unfaithfulness can unleash a primal need for revenge. Hearing your spouse rewrite your life together can ignite a raw sense of injustice. Having your husband or wife walk away from you and leave the life you have … Continue reading Reality Check: Your Future Self Thanks You!
I've been thinking a lot about the journey I am on and the plan that God has for my life. When I married my partner, God blessed our marriage and we set off on our journey together. What I didn't count on, was that I would be faced with a huge and sudden obstruction along … Continue reading Valley Walking: Recalculating Your Route