During the time my divorce was in process, four of my very close friends were also either going through the same thing or had recently finalized theirs. We all had been married a minimum of 19 years, we all had teenaged boys who had seen their moms destroyed by their fathers, and we were all … More People
Later today, I will speak on a panel regarding the 19 years I was a victim of domestic abuse. Thanks to Project Celebration, I will sit speak to health care providers and students at LSU Health in an effort to help. Today’s focus is on helping healthcare workers better recognize domestic abuse victims. It can … More Today
Domestic violence/abuse victims look just like you. … More Which One?
Today marks the first day of a month of celebration and remembrance. It’s also the perfect day to pop that collar and resolve to do more. It’s the perfect day to resolve to do better. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Let us remember those we’ve lost … More This Month
One of the most important lessons I learned after my divorce was the importance of dying to my old self. I had to kill her. I had to bury her 10-feet under — not six but TEN! There was no way I could have continued life and prospered in any manner had I continued to … More Death of a Thing
Trusting again and ultimately loving again after divorce is hard. Dare I say in some cases, it’s impossible. It doesn’t have to be. It really shouldn’t be. Read on. Opening Up It’s not just about allowing a new person into your physical space. Starting a new relationship means that at any point, your emotions can … More Love After War
I have to chuckle when I think about the way things have gone for us over the years.In 1990, when I first laid eyes on him, we may as well have been animals in the wild. It was like a scene from a late night 90s movie with bad lighting and loud music. He was … More What the Heart Wants
There’s no doubt about it: DIVORCE SUCKS! The circumstances leading up to the dissolution of marriage vary from couple to couple, but as I’ve stressed before, not every divorce calls for sympathy. Some are cause for celebration. Either way, though, folks are left to pick up the pieces. The Ashes Even though it was surely … More Picking Up the Pieces