Tag: get over divorce

How To Cope With Rejection Without Getting Crushed during your divorce

Posted on August 12th, 2015

It’s over No matter how secure and confident you thought you were, hearing the person you love(d) say that they no longer want to be with you is a shattering experience. Even if you feel the same way, rejection is still hard to bear. Another person has just told you that they’d prefer not to be […]

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Give Yourself And Your Kids A Break: You Can’t Be Happy All The Time

Posted on August 6th, 2015

The social media showcase When you picked up your phone this morning, what was the first thing you did? Did you have a quick skim through Facebook or Instagram? Take a sneaky peak at who “liked” that photo of you out having fun? Did you feel your mood sagging slightly if no one noticed – or get […]

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Things To Never, Ever Say To Someone Going Through A Divorce

Posted on June 9th, 2015

It happens to us all At some point in our lives, most of us will go through a divorce, or at least a very painful breakup. Most of us will also experience being a shoulder to cry on when it happens to someone we love. So when someone close to you tells you they are […]

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Are You Trapping Yourself In A Divorce Disaster?

Posted on June 1st, 2015

Brutal breakups Every breakup is hard. Every breakup hurts. But there are some times when a breakup is so all-consumingly awful that it’s hard to do anything but wallow in the agony of it. A vindictive, vengeful partner can add tyranny to a situation that is already fraught. These are the people that use threats, […]

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Divorce Can Bring Out The Worst In Us. Don’t Let It Turn You Toxic!

Posted on May 15th, 2015

To say that divorce is a nasty time is a serious understatement. Your world is crashing down around you. You’re feeling hurt and betrayed by the person you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with. You’re angry and upset. You sure as hell don’t feel like being mature and understanding right now. Trouble is, […]

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Don’t Eat That Cookie! Are You Healing or Avoiding?

Posted on January 5th, 2015

When you were young did your mother use to say, “Don’t cry. Here, have a cookie and you’ll feel better”? And you ate the cookie, got distracted and yes, you did actually feel a bit better… for ten minutes. Then the pain came back, and it was time for another cookie. Does this sound at all familiar? […]

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You Cannot Solve a Problem with the Same Thinking that Got You There

Posted on September 5th, 2012

Ever been stuck in a situation or a problem but not know how to get out of it? Life throws us lots of different hurdles and hiccups along the way. People disappoint us; we disappoint ourselves. But our biggest mistake is not that we made the mistake in the first place. Our past can determine who […]

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Your divorce: Are you an Eeyore or a Tigger?

Posted on June 18th, 2012

I remember my first Pooh bear book when I was a kid. I loved it to death and pawed at the pages on a daily basis. I was so in love with the characters that when it came time to find ways to earn money for my school as a debutante, I even wrote and […]

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What are some of the common feelings when experiencing a shock divorce?

Posted on March 3rd, 2012

My name is Adèle and I am a Divorce Coach. I remember the first four days after my husband left. They were brutal. At 02:30 am I was on my third glass of wine and hadn’t eaten in three days. I had been in my pajamas for 36 hours straight and had chain-smoked 40 cigarettes […]

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Avoid S.T.E.A.T.s during your divorce

Posted on April 10th, 2011

The way you handle the aftermath of divorce is very important, as this story illustrates. Imagine a child comes home from preschool with her feelings hurt by an interaction with a teacher. Mom asks: ‘What happened?’ The child responds tearfully that the teacher was mean to her. Mom says: ‘Don’t cry. Here, have a cookie, […]

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