One of the hardest things I had to do in the divorce process was to look at myself in the mirror and take responsibility for how I spoke to my now ex-husband.
There are profound lessons to be learned when we face the past and begin the journey of forgiveness, starting with ourselves. The weight of our past pushes against what’s possible for the future, making it nearly impossible to embrace new opportunities.
Have you considered what the cost will be if you don’t forgive yourself? Once we pause and understand the true value of self-compassion, we’re better able to understand the urgency in facing our mistakes and moving forward.
In this episode, I’m sharing the power of self-forgiveness and the simple questions you can ask yourself to remove the weight of the responsibilities you’re carrying, making room for love and compassion in your life.
Do you feel like you and your ex treat parenting like a competitive sport?
Nurturing and supporting children while going through a divorce can be difficult, but creating mutual understanding and respect between us and the other parent is critical for a peaceful transition from one household to two.
What does the ideal co-parenting situation look like? Who should have the final say in where and how our children live?
Before we’re able to create a plan that works for all members of the family, it’s important to agree upon and define what co-parenting looks like to everyone involved.
In this episode, Karen Bonnell discusses her nearly 30 years of experience helping families transition into co-parenting plans that cultivate child-centered parenting.
Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts or Watch it here!
So many couples are working within very close proximity with one another these days that is it challenging to create space or leave the house. And your home is probably feeling especially small if you are someone contemplating divorce or just started the process and are still living your your soon-to-be-ex.
Either way, many people are considering if NOW is the right time to file or if this is the decision they still want to make. While you shouldn’t rush to make an impulsive decision just because your spouse may be annoying to you, I want to share 4 tips on what you can do now to help you decide if and when the time is right for you - aka move forward.
1. Free writing/Journaling:
I love to journal and free write! Why? Because it helps me sort through what I feel AND let's me say things I would never say out loud. You might ask yourself questions like why do I want a divorce? What am I most scared about...