Posts filed under: Relationships

Is grief manageable? I mean, can one really manage something that elicits so much heartache and confusion? If you’re like most, myself included, you’d rather shake off the grief, not try to accommodate it. It sucks and it’s uncomfortable. But we know grief isn’t going anywhere. We don’t get to...
Do you have teenagers who like to argue? I do. Grrr…. My oldest is like the Energizer Bunny of arguing. All-time champion, willing to die on the hill, and refuses to concede defeat. It’s irritating as hell, not to mention exhausting. I admit this quality will serve him well later...
You can’t swing a cat without hitting an Instagram feed, website, podcast, magazine cover, or Starbucks barista evangelizing the benefits of gratitude. We’re told, nonstop, the key to happiness is to be grateful. “Focus on the positive!” “Be grateful for what you have!” “Look on the bright side!” And, according...
Grief support was a monumental part of our lives in the early weeks and months after my husband’s death. I’m fortunate to live in an area where I found several grief support options for widows including a local grief support group that provided family grief services, catering to children and...
How many times have you compared your grief journey to another widow’s and thought, “damn…I’m not half as with it as she is?” Let’s see…ummm…(counts on fingers)…lots? I’ve done it. We’ve all done it. It’s like when you feel overwhelmed and out of sorts, why not compare yourself to others and...
I have good news and bad news. Naturally, you want the good news first, right? Okey dokey. Here it is: You have access to conceive, achieve and receive, whatever you want. The bad news? You have to ask for it. Yes, siree. You have to say the words. Verbalize it....
Let me take a wild guess… You’ve lost some friends on your grief journey. How did I know? Because it happens to the best of us. We all had friends who claimed to “be there” for us in any number of ways and just didn’t keep their promises. I’m sure...
No one said parenting is easy. Anyone with kids knows how much parenting erodes the nerves and reserves of even the most serene, chill people. But, being a solo parent? After your spouse dies? This weariness is in a stratosphere unknown to mere mortal parents. If I’m being honest, being a...
Do you need a little inspiration to start dating again? Think you’ll never find love again or it isn’t worth the effort to even try? Do you believe in¬†finding love in unlikely places? If you’ve made the excuses, rationalized the hell out of every reason you aren’t entitled to a...