Working Through Grief

Updated: Apr 15, 2020

I talked to a friend of mine this weekend about concerns with launching this website. She wondered aloud if in the current world climate - coronavirus, financial uncertainty, social distancing, being isolated in our homes- if people really wanted to hear from a divorce perspective. "Concentrate”, she said "on your home education speaking." I thought I can speak and encourage on home education and divorce simultaneously in this new world reality. What's the difference? It’s all about working through grief. I’ve already been where the world is right now.

My coronavirus was betrayal and the callous attitudes everyone around me took as my world collapsed. Financial uncertainty was and is real for me. I’ve been awarded alimony, but that requires me to be dependent on him forever; something I don’t want. He’s already proven to be untrustworthy. Do you know how it feels to have to trust someone with your financial security who YOU KNOW is untrustworthy? Social distancing? Yeah, been there…”It was hard to hear you cry", "Are you still upset about your situation?", "You're projecting your problems on to me.” “I'll call you right back…..crickets”. And isolation? Oh yeah. I’ve definitely been there.

It’s called grief. The same tactics I used to navigate through those dark days of separation and divorce are the very same tactics the world will have to employ now as we navigate through the difficult days ahead,

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