Reinforcing your self-confidence after a divorce ensures you have enough mental and emotional capacity to bounce back to your normal level of functioning.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Here’s a blinding flash of the obvious: People are going to annoy you over the holidays – more than any other time of the year. But you know that. Why bring it up? Because if you’re in the midst of a divorce, your mental health may be teetering on the edge of sanity during the […]
Labor Day is coming up and it is all about parties, bbq, concerts in the park, beach days, etc. Families and friends will be inviting you to schmooze, laugh, and gossip. If this is your first holiday being single you might be worried about re-entering the world of dinner parties and luaus. Quite frequently people […]
If you are a woman going through or recovering from divorce, have you ever said something like this to yourself?: “I feel shut down, closed off, and numb. I need to protect myself and not show weakness or vulnerability.” But, if you have ever seen a momma bear protecting her cubs, you know that the […]
Fear is a normal human emotion. We all experience it, know what it feels like, and have, at times, been overcome by it. So, you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you. I remember when my ex-husband left me six years ago and I was frozen in fear. With little notice, he […]
People usually separate because they are no longer compatible for one reason or another. It is easy to play the blame game. Regardless of how upset we are with our spouse, at one point we will look at ourselves and begin to scrutinize our own actions. In a way, this gives us power; if we […]
During the Olympics, one of the female gymnasts was asked how she handles pressure and stress. She said that she doesn’t view pressure to perform as a negative but has labeled it in her mind to be viewed as excitement. This is not a far stretch since stress can be good as well as bad. […]