I remember at the very worst of my divorce stopping for a red light. Now, when I say the worst. I mean the War of the Roses, worst celebrity divorce, beleaguered, I don’t know how I will get out of bed this morning – DIVORCE. As I sat at that light, I thought “What a…

The truth? A lot of people stay in unhappy marriages. They convince themselves that the grass isn’t greener. That they’re too old to start over. That everyone has faults and baggage just different ones so a new person will be more of the same or even worse! It’s hard for people to be honest with…

There is an need to elevate awareness to what the true danger of divorce really is. It is not the divorce itself, but the outrageously bad behavior of either one or both parents whose sole responsibility should be to protect their children. However, sadly, divorce is a pathetic excuse for some adults to convince themselves…

I was thinking of surprising my nephew by stopping by his game on his Birthday. Well, okay, not completely a surprise because I did tell him I might try and come. Not a big deal really. It just got me thinking… ‘I am so glad I grew up in a family like I did.’ The…

I pull the dresser drawer and dump the contents onto the floor. I pull another drawer and dump and another and another. I stare at the pile of clothing and assorted things. I am on the umpteenth purge of my old life. Only I have forgotten what this old dresser holds. It is a gorgeous…

I remember the day my friend turned to me and said, “Colleen, no one person tried any harder than you to save your marriage. You can find peace that you left no stone unturned.” No one wants their children to experience divorce. It is ugly, it is disillusioning and it is life changing. I hope…

Kindness has always been paramount in my life. In fact, I have lived by a personal mantra ever since I was a young girl: To treat every human being the same with kindness and respect. Of course, as a young teenager I may have failed a few times. However, as an adult I can sincerely…

In the fall just before school would start at St. Luke’s Elementary School, my mom would take me shopping. Shoe shopping that is. The only kinda apparel shopping Catholic school kids are gifted with. The big decision each year???? Saddle shoes or Mary Janes? My mom loved it. She adored the uniform life. Me, not…

I sit with a friend who has recently divorced. She is a beautiful person with an equally beautiful heart. The more we talk, the more I realize that she still struggles with one thing. It is actually what I have struggled most with and what the majority of divorced people struggle with. The effect divorce…

I am sitting with my son while he shares some good news with me. “I am so proud of you,” I say “Thanks, but all I really care about is being a good person,” he says He stops me in my tracks. I mean this is all you hope for as a parent. That you…

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