Recovering Cinderella's Blog
Finalizing My Divorce -TWICE
Ten years ago my divorce was finalized. It was my second divorce and so much different from my first and yet still the same. Even when you want the divorce, know with every fiber in your being that it is the right thing, no one can prepare you for the feelings that you have when the judge tells you it is complete. With a signature of a stranger, your marriage no longer exists.
I'm Going Through a Divorce...Are My Feelings Normal?
One of the most common questions that women ask me about going through a divorce is “Are my feelings normal?” Some days you may think you are doi...
Virginia, The Original Recovering Cinderella
Virginia refused to accept being beaten to death by her husband as her fate. Whether it was a strong will to live or just plain stubbornness (which I believe I inherited from her), she created a new life on her own terms even though it came with a high price.
I heard it again today. THE SONG. The song that I first heard many years ago that resonated with me so deeply in my soul that I knew I would...
10 Ways to Enjoy Your First Newly Single Valentine's Day
If you are newly single, you are about to hit the most difficult day of the year...National Single's Awareness Day (also known as Valentine's Day)...
The Number One Thing You Need to Do to Heal After Your Divorce
When you are going through a divorce, you will hear a lot about forgiveness. Google divorce and forgiveness and there are pages of articles abo...
When Should I Start Dating After My Divorce?
When to start dating again seems to the be the hottest topic for someone going through a divorce. Everyone seems to have an opinion for you. As soon as you change your Facebook status to “separated” or “divorced” you will suddenly be inundated with ads from online dating sites. Well-meaning friends will tell you the best thing you can do is jump into the dating scene.
How to Survive the Holidays During Divorce
Whether this is your first newly single holiday or you’ve been divorced for a while, nothing can make the past stalk you like the holidays. If you have kids and are sharing the holidays with their other parent, this time can be even more lonely and painful.
I am not going to lie to you, there is no quick and easy answer that can take away your pain.
However, there are things you can do to help you regain some holiday spirit so that you're not spending the next six weeks yearning for what was.
My Life in Pictures
My son’s birthday is next week. He asked me to send him a specific picture for his birthday; he is going to be 24 and is living out in LA cha...
Divorce Is the End of Your Marriage, Not the End of Your Life
It may be the first time the word “divorce” is spoken out loud and you realize that it is a potential reality. Or maybe it is when one of you moves out. It could be when you are holding the divorce papers in your hand, dividing up the pieces of your life together. It might not happen until you put your signature on the line that signifies the end of your marriage. At some point in the process, you might feel like your life is ending.