“Dad don’t cry! You’re gonna make me cry! Oh no, my make up!” I flapped my hands in front of my mascara drenched eyelashes. I took one final glance in the mirror. I looked like a bride. I looked exactly how I had pictured I would look, ethereal and glowing. My bridesmaids had gone ahead with … Continue reading Strange New World: The First Wedding Anniversary
I recently went on my first holiday without my husband. I have to be honest, it was something I was not really looking forward to and yet needed desperately. I longed to be in a different environment, to have a break from the momentum of the divorce, the tension and the sorrow. I craved seeing … Continue reading Strange New World: The First Holiday Without Them
When do I let go? It’s a question I have asked myself at every stage of this hellish divorce. When my husband first left me for another woman, letting go wasn’t a possibility for me. Even when he told me he wanted a divorce, I still clung on. But now suddenly, I am hit with … Continue reading Valley Walking: Letting Go Or Letting Be
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Feeling lonely when you are actually alone makes sense but isn’t it strange how we can feel even more lonely when out in public. It is possible to be in a room filled with people and yet feel more alone than ever. Even though I may be surrounded by people and distractions, thoughts of the person … Continue reading Strange New World: Alone In A Crowd
Divorce strips so much away from you. The initial thing it takes, is of course, your marriage but there is so much more that it can rob you of. It can steal your security, your identity (as a wife or a husband), your friends, your confidence and your hopes and dreams. I am losing a great … Continue reading Valley Walking: Becoming A Yes Person
I am trying to overcome one of the biggest shocks I think I'll ever experience in my life. I'm trying to piece the fractured debris of my identity back together and fighting tooth and nail to survive this turbulent time that I am experiencing. Throughout this time, I have become very aware of something within … Continue reading Valley Walking: Living Inside Out