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Topic: Shared Stories

A Reader Shares Her Story

A Reader Shares Her Story

Divorce is lonely. Reaching out to support one another is important. Knowing you’re not alone in your experiences helps.  Furthermore, hearing from others who have found strength and joy after divorce can give you hope.  These are the reasons we offer readers a chance to tell their story.  Please feel free to offer words of support to the person who shared this story by leaving a comment below this post. To share your story, click the “Share Your Story” button on the right of this page.

Usually the Strong One

“I’ll try to condense this story as much […]

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Feeling Replaced (A Reader’s Story)

Feeling Replaced (A Reader’s Story)

The first time I saw my former husband with his new wife was in the lingerie department at a department store. (I had gained weight and needed new bras.) The situation was extremely uncomfortable.

Fortunately for me, my daughters were also present. They politely carried the conversation to a quick conclusion while I floundered for words trying to hide the articles of clothing I held in my hands. His relationship with Wife Number Two did not last long — from beginning to end was less than two years.

Now, he has moved to another state and is currently living with a new […]

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Sharon’s Story: How God Kept Divorce from Being as Hard as It’s Hyped Up to Be

Sharon’s Story: How God Kept Divorce from Being as Hard as It’s Hyped Up to Be

Sharon writes to share her story.

Before I started dating my husband I knew I was going to marry him. We dated 6 months and was married 14 yrs and have 3 children. I knew our marriage wasn’t going to survive. I became a co-dependent–always trying to find a solution to make it work and last.

I saw the same pattern happening over and over again. I wanted more out of life. I wanted more from my marriage. I wanted more. I knew that he couldn’t give me what it was I was longing for.

I thought I was going crazy listening […]

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Going Through Divorce and Not Exploding

If I had tried to handle divorce by myself, I would have blown up. Though I hate someone else was going through it at the same time, it was a lifesaver to nurture a friendship with common experiences.

Submitted by Lisa Dodd

Thanks to Lisa for sharing her experience. Having someone to talk with who really understands what you’re going through can be a big help when you are dealing with divorce. A supportive friend may help ease the loneliness and help you to realize that your emotions are normal. Having support can also help you to avoid the tendency […]

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Moving Past the Paralysis of Divorce

Moving Past the Paralysis of Divorce

I’m totally humbled by the story that Sandra shared about her experiences.  I remember feeling paralyzed too. Here is what she says…

I definitely benefited from the Peace After Divorce Workshop and Divorce Support Group. Before attending the workshop I felt paralyzed – like I could not move forward – like I was in quicksand. After reading the first chapter of the book, Peace After Divorce,  I had to face the reality of my situation. I was in the middle of a divorce.

This was very hard for me to swallow – especially since I did not want a divorce. Your book […]

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