My first post as a contributor to HuffPost Divorce published last week. It was a post I had written back in August when my divorce was finalized. A good place to start, I suppose.
Reading that post again, I am thankful I recorded the roller coaster of emotions I was experiencing at the time.
Honestly, there are months in 2014 that I barely remember. Divorce takes a toll on you, whether you like it or not. Even an “amicable” divorce – if one really exists – can feel like hell. While there were plenty of great things going on, splitting a long-term relationship with children and property involved isn’t easy for anyone.
I had one word to describe the finality of my divorce. Seven months later, I’m not sure I have a better word.
I share bits and pieces of my story to show other women they are not alone. Because I’ve had many women do the same for me, and I am thankful for them doing so. I am encouraged by the reaction to this post so far, and I look forward to sharing more.
Divorce isn’t a dirty word. Love is much more than spending the rest of you life with just one person that “completes” you.