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Doing the work: Why therapy and being alone is essential.

Friday March 28, 2014

Before I left my then husband, I fantasized about meeting the perfect partner who was everything he was not. Now, faced with the reality of finding that person, I wasn’t so sure I was all that spiffy. 'Doing the work" on myself was painful and laborious, paved with loneliness and a struggle to believe God would both hear and answer my prayers. But it was good work and I wouldn’t change that time for anything—now that I’m on this side of it.

The post Doing the work: Why therapy and being alone is essential. appeared first on Online Marriage & Family Therapist | Vickie Parker.

Divorce and friendships: How things change

Friday February 07, 2014

Like the grief over losing a loved one or the pain of infertility, if you haven’t been through the experience of divorce and being single, you can’t offer comfort in the same knowing way as someone who has. It’s an unfortunate chasm, not one that can’t be crossed but one that adds to the loneliness of this new life.

The post Divorce and friendships: How things change appeared first on Online Marriage & Family Therapist | Vickie Parker.

“I didn’t see that one coming” and other post breakup strange-isms

Friday January 31, 2014

Among the strange and unexpected of the newly divorced is the awkward vernacular of what just happened. How do you casually throw it out there that your life just blew apart? How do you sidestep the value-charged statement that you are divorcing? What do you call the man who is still but isn’t quite your husband anymore?

The post “I didn’t see that one coming” and other post breakup strange-isms appeared first on Online Marriage & Family Therapist | Vickie Parker.