Perhaps you were disappointed on Valentine’s Day. Mary was hoping that her partner Joe would organize a romantic dinner at their favorite restaurant followed by a romantic evening. But all he did was buy a small bouquet of flowers. She acted pleased, but inside, she felt let down. Bob was expecting a romantic card, but only received a peck on the cheek. He was definitely disappointed. I wasn’t disappointed on February 14th—and I didn’t receive anything! I had just returned from a trip to Florida helping my 91-year-old mom during her recovery from a heart attack, and I was dog-tired. I wasn... Read More
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Divorce is painful. Breaking up is hard to do, especially after couples have tied the knot. They look back at their wedding day, filled with promise and joy. They wonder what happened. How did everything go from spring to winter?
Adults tend to blame themselves. And, they blame each other. Maybe I didn’t try hard enough. Why couldn’t I compromise? Why couldn’t she see what I needed? Why did he make it so hard for me? What happened to our love? In the gloom of that moment of shearing, it’s very easy to feel bad about oneself and one’s partner. Most individuals feel like failures. It’... Read More