I managed to move our stuff out of a 3,300+ square foot house and into a much more manageable 1,200 square foot duplex. I’m still not sure how I did it. There was a lot of selling, donating, packing and help from friends. My ex-husband came to help get the last of our stuff out of the house before closing. As he got emotional, I did a happy dance in the driveway.
Living in that house while I navigated the divorce was torture. He didn’t have to sleep in our bedroom or look at our family photos on the wall every day. He wasn’t reminded of the future plans for the house nor did he have to go through all of our belongings.
Read more about what Making it To The Other Side of Divorce feels like. (hint: it’s a really good feeling!)
If you know someone going through a divorce – and who doesn’t these days – I’d appreciate a share. Hearing other people’s experiences helped me get to the other side.