It happens all the time. There seems to be this natural tendency to introduce the kids to the new flame. You are excited about the new love in your life, and you expect your kids would be excited too, right? Wrong! Your kids have been through a very traumatic experience. They need you–all of you–now […]
One of the most common reactions to divorce is fear. That is very understandable. Who wouldn’t be scared if their entire life came crashing in around them? The problem with fear is not being scared, that’s normal. The problem is acting on fear.
Raising out children Catholic after a divorce can be very difficult if the other spouse is not cooperative, and 9 times out of 10 they are not. Heck, if they were strong Catholics, you most likely would not have ended up divorced. There are two ways to approach this: the temporal and the spiritual. Both […]
When you are divorced or separated, there is no shortage of people telling you to “Look on the bright side.” Yeah, right! Much easier said then done. While they mean well, unless they have been in your shoes, they really don’t have a clue how difficult life can be. Well, I have been in your […]
When I was going through my divorce my counselor described grieving as a process. Typically it includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The first time through this process usually takes the longest. Once you are through it, life seems to get better and your positive outlook returns. It is also very common for something […]
I have been hard at work for the last three months completely redoing my blog. I have added many new features to hopefully serve you better. Here is a recap: FREE Ebook I have just released my new ebook, Daily Inspirations for Divorced Catholics, Top 30 Reader Favorites. It’s free, and only available when you […]
This is an interesting question that was recently posted on the divorcedcatholic.org forum. There are many different perspectives, that’s for sure. Here’s mine: Having recently gotten married (2 years ago) I remember very well the words I said to my wife (and she to me): “Monica, take this ring as the sign of my love […]