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Becoming You Again after Separation and Divorce

Becoming You Again after Separation and Divorce

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  Psalm 139:13-14

All the factors that go into having your marriage end can be real self-esteem dashers. It can be easy to feel less worthy, less desirable, and less loveable. This is especially true if you’ve been verbally or physically abused or if your spouse has left you for another.

You are not less.

You are the One and Only You

From abilities to interests, talents and skills, God […]

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Tell Me I’m Okay: When Divorce Dashes Your Self-Worth

Tell Me I’m Okay: When Divorce Dashes Your Self-Worth

I’m 43 years old and I’ve spent my entire life wanting other people to tell me I’m okay,” says Claire. First, it was my father. To this day, I still look to him to give me some sort of positive feedback. I don’t think he ever will. Next, it was my husband, but he never helped me to feel like I was worthwhile either. Now to top it off, he wants a divorce.”

Feelings of rejection are understandably strong when your mate walks out the door. If you lived with someone who is neglectful, distant, or abusive, you may have experience […]

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Divorce and Self-Worth

Divorce and Self-Worth

Click. Gone. The unwanted email instantly deleted.

When your spouse leaves, either physically or psychologically, you can feel much the same-unwanted, unvalued, and deleted. The departure may be sudden and leave you reeling and wondering if you are still lovable. Or, you may have experienced a long fading loss of love and attention. Any of these experiences can leave you questioning your worth.

Such rejection is a tough pill to swallow. It can take a while of constantly re-framing your experience to overcome the depth of rejection that occurs when the person you’ve pledged your life to rejects you.

Let me tell you […]

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