Category Archives: Divorce

The end of the life that I once had.

It’s nearly over. A few amendments to the divorce settlement agreement and my 19 year marriage will come to an end and that chapter of my life will be closed. We didn’t argue much about the settlement.  We divvied the … Continue reading

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Thankful

I am grateful I didn’t succumb to those awful feelings I was having the last time I posted. I don’t think I could have taken it.  Truly. I just kind of wanted to share where I am right now. The … Continue reading

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Dream sequence – part I: recurring childhood nightmares

My husband and I watched Beyond the Sea – the biographical film from Kevin Spacey based on the life of singer/actor Bobby Darin.  And it was a really great movie/musical. According to wikipedia, “rather than providing a straightforward biography, the … Continue reading

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My mother, my father, my self

My mother tried very hard to turn my sisters and I against my father ever since she divorced him when I was two years old.  But probably the worst conversation I had with her was nearly 2 years ago, when … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Art Journaling, Complex-PTSD, Divorce, Father Loss, Fathers, Grief and Loss, Healing Through the Arts, Motherhood, Motherhood and writing, Narcissistic Mothers, Soul wounds, Trauma | Tagged , , | 34 Comments