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Why Being Friends with Your Ex May Not be Good for You

Why Being Friends with Your Ex May Not be Good for You

When people say, “I just want to stay friends with my ex,” I assume they are well-intended. But is it a good idea? I’m not so sure.

Three Reasons People Want to Stay Friends with Their Ex

They think it is best for the children.
They still love their ex.
They still view their ex as their best friend.

Do you see yourself in that list?

Let’s take a look at each of these reasons to see what makes staying friends a questionable idea.

We Need to Stay Friends for the Children

Actually, you do best to stay cordial to one another. Being […]

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How Do I Stop Loving Him?

How Do I Stop Loving Him?

His love was a lie so why can’t I stop thinking about him and missing him?
How do I stop loving him? I’m tired of the pain and confusion.”

The Conundrum

You know in your brain that the marriage is over. You know the person you love has checked out of the marriage in one way or another. You may even know it is probably for the best given the circumstances.

So why on earth can’t you get over him?

It’s hard to let go.

You got married because you loved someone and believed they loved you back. You were sure of it. You had visions […]

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Don’t Let Your Ex Push Your Buttons

Don’t Let Your Ex Push Your Buttons

I’ve arrived. I feel absolutely neutral about my ex-husband.
Gone is romantic love. Gone is anger and resentment. I’m free.
Divorce can’t push my buttons anymore.

Really…I feel totally neutral about my former spouse. For me, this is the ultimate goal of healing from divorce. I’ve reached my destination and it’s a platinum achievement.

I believe you can reach it too. It’s what I call a State of Neutral.

You Gotta Be Kidding!

No, it really is possible. Getting over the emotions of divorce may seem insurmountable but it can be done. It takes time and intent but […]

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