As a professional journalist, the last thing I thought I’d blog about was troubled relationships … that is until I confronted my own.
Unlike other challenging moments in life, this was a life-altering event. There’s a saying … the possibility of the “crumbling of finance and romance can cause your head to explode.” I felt like Linda Blair in the Exorcist when her head swiveled around uncontrollably. I didn’t know the forces that took hold of me — rage, sadness, hopelessness — all of which occurred with the flick of a switch.
A divorce or even reconciliation is heart wrenching and soul searching.
No matter who initiates the discussion, it can be a hard road. I felt as if a bomb was dropped and I was the only pathetic person left in this isolated world.
But then I started to reach out.
As I reached out to others, my life started to turn around. I was suffocating under blanket of darkness. My friends who listened helped me through these most challenging times. They reminded me there are no quick fixes in life. However, they believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. I knew I could trust them and that gave me hope I could trust myself. I started to believe in myself. I too, could have a better life.
I began to take action. At first I was tentative, but then with more confidence.
I blog to reach out to others who are going down this path — one of indecision, uncertainty and strange humor. Please join me. Let’s share our strength, hope and experience with each other. Together, we will not only survive, but thrive.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.