What I’m coming to is this: we are where we are for a reason. I am in this place to heal. I am alone to learn to be alone again. I am unemployed because I need to learn to value my work in a way that doesn’t compromise or destroy my personal life.
divorce and depression
I really wanted to disappear. I didn’t directly want to kill myself, but I could see the appeal of not waking up in the morning.
At the beginning of a divorce things are often emotional and fast. This primer will help you understand the big issues you are facing.
Co-parenting is about accepting the other person for who they are, exactly as they are, and holding them in the best light you can.
Down has become the new up, and I have become a new single dad, still committed to his kids, and in many ways, to his ex-wife as well.
That my ex-wife has found new love is a wonderful thing for her, and for my kids. She deserves to be happy. And the happier she is the happier my kids are, and tangentially, the happier I am as well.
By building back yourself, while you are alone, you can re-find your own priorities and joys in life.
The author lost his core happiness during the closing days of his marriage and the opening days of his divorce. Here is how he found joy again.
John McElhenney lost almost everything in his divorce. But he’s still happy. Really happy.
So much of the time, recovering from divorce is about recovering from depression. Whether “Clinical” or “temporary,” depression is a bitch.