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A divorce isn’t something that happens in the last three months of your marriage. Usually it’s the result of years or decades of negative and toxic behavior that explodes when that final straw gets laid on the camel’s back.
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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 16:50
Moving on from divorce is always difficult, but it can be even more challenging when the divorce was something you didn’t want. There are a lot of reasons people resist divorce, including religious beliefs, fear, and still being in love with their spouse. Despite articles and testimonials that cheerily tell you how to reclaim your marriage, the truth is that, more times than not, hanging on just drags out the inevitable and makes things much harder in the long run.
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Monday, 01 December 2014 23:03
Divorce recovery is tough enough the rest of the year but figuring out how to survive your first holiday season after divorce can seem impossible. No matter how unhappy your marriage was there were traditions that you had as a family. 
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Monday, 24 November 2014 18:54
When you’re in the divorce process there tends to be the idea that once it is over things will get back to normal. You’ll move on. You’ll put this behind you. You’ll adjust to your new life. So, while you are signing papers and dividing property you keep telling yourself that you are almost there—just one more signature, one more court appearance, or one more email.
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:10
The habit of tearing yourself down is destructive yet enticing if you’re used to living that way. After talking with a friend about this, I realized that I had more to say on the subject since it is something I’ve struggled with for a long time. Not only does it have a negative effect on every part of your life, it also keeps you vulnerable to being controlled by others. In fact, until you break the habit of self-criticism every relationship that you have has the potential to be a repeat of your toxic relationships.
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Monday, 17 November 2014 19:19
Do you constantly make derogatory remarks about yourself?I do. Honestly most of the women I know who have been in narcissistic relationships have a terrible habit of tearing themselves down. It’s like now that we are free of the narcissist we feel the need to be our own abusers.
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 18:25
Guilt and shame are similar enough that they’re often mistaken for one another, but they’re not at all alike. Remember the old Sesame Street jingle, one of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the same…If you’re divorced, then you are more than likely dealing with guilt. If you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist or one that was abusive, you're probably carrying around a lot of shame, which is totally different. 
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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 22:18
It’s a fact. When you get a divorce, you will go through the seven stages of grief just as if someone had died. In reality, someone has.When you get married you “become one” with your spouse. For all intents and purposes you’ve created a third entity, a personality that is unique to you. When you divorce, you are effectively killing off that personality. No matter how you explain what happens, no matter how much you want a divorce – the loss of that entity is painful and traumatic.Don’t kid yourself. You are going to grieve.
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Monday, 27 October 2014 18:45
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I am juggling quite a few issues and I sure would like it if You’d snap Your fingers, wiggle Your nose, or whatever You need to do to smooth things out.
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Friday, 17 October 2014 21:02
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