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For immediate release - January 22, 2007
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"Attitude of gratitude" helps divorcing couples heal
Toronto, ON -- Few people would say that they're grateful for their divorce. But New York Times best-selling author and Divorce Magazine contributor Debbie Ford believes that we can be grateful for the life experiences we shared with our former partner in our marriage.
"The idea may seem foreign, but it's actually very simple and useful," explains Dan Couvrette, Publisher and CEO of Divorce Magazine and DivorceMagazine.com. "Finding gratitude for the life you shared with your former spouse will help you move on with your life," he says. "When you lose the resentment, you free yourself to make new, positive relationships."
In the new winter issue of Divorce Magazine, we explore this subject with Ford, an internationally recognized life coach and the author of Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life (HarperCollins, 2006).
She recommends taking healing action steps in the Divorce Magazine article for accepting the "gifts of your marriage." Here is an example:
Create a list of "gifts" you received as a result of being married to your former spouse.
"Reflect on the things you have learned about yourself as a result of being with him or her. What people and hobbies are in your life now that weren't there before you met? What weakness of your ex-spouse have you had to compensate for? How has this helped to build your character? Be thoughtful and honest….Making this list will transform your negative feelings into positive ones."
Follow this link to read more healing actions steps and the entire article: http://www.divorcemag.com/articles/Health_Well_Being/gifts.html
For more article about divorce, visit: www.divorcemag.com/articles