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I became a very quiet child, no longer the happy kid I used to be. I wanted answers. “Why did my mom leave me?” was all I could think about.
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I thought my parents would stay together until they died — you know, just like they promised in their vows.
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There are people all around me, interacting with each other, having fun together: but I’m sitting here alone.
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Alone with my thoughts in solitary confinement, my worst fear was never seeing my daughter again. I didn’t want to be the father that my father was to me.
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How can a boy expect to fill Dad’s shoes when he leaves?
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In my imagination, I’ve been diagnosed, incarcerated, fired, divorced, and buried. My mind is a scary place to be sometimes.
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I get trapped in this dark place where there’s nothing to do but sleep or cry until my head pounds. On those days, just getting out of bed is a triumph that I need to acknowledge.
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In grade three a friend told me, "I can't sleep over because my parents say your mom and dad are drunks." That was the moment it hit me: my family isn't normal.
Divorce is not just between two people. It affects others close to you, especially if you have kids. Virtually all children whose parents are separating experience painful feelings such as fear, loss, anger, and confusion. But you can help them through it.
Do you live under the same roof but feel a million miles away from the person you married? Is there little or no emotional support between you? There is hope. To move forward, you’ll need to understand what factors have eroded your intimacy and what you can do as a couple to rebuild your lost intimacy.
You expect your love will last forever. It is so intense, it steals your breath. You can’t imagine life without each other. Love is all you need, right? Nope. Just because you are in love doesn't necessarily mean you are compatible enough to walk through life together.
Yesterday, as I stood in front of a judge and listened to questions being answered, my legs were barely able to hold me up. And then I heard this question from the other attorney, being asked of my ex-husband, “Is your marriage over?” Without hesitation, the reply came, “Yes.”
Divorce is anything but easy, and it often is not what we would have chosen, but you can rebuild your life into something wonderful.
Babies are wonderful ― let’s be clear about that ― but they are also one of the biggest changes a marriage will ever go through. Like all aspects of parenthood, it helps to be prepared.
In any apology, the hearer is usually willing to accept it if they believe the apologizer is sincere. The problem comes in how we determine whether or not someone is sincere. This all has to do with how you were taught to apologize in your family growing up.
People are complex, broken beings; therefore, previous hurts, fears or losses can impede their determination to trust and/or be truthful in a relationship. But, people have the capacity and the ability to change and to grow in trust and truthfulness.
Suffering from a broken heart? Here are some common mistakes people make that add further insult to injury.