Exploring the outdoors after divorce

Judy learning to rappel

Talking to Judy about her divorce got me thinking about the difference having children still at home makes to life after divorce. I'm not going to say that one is harder than the other but there are definitely different challenges. For one thing, when you still have children many of your activities are tied to their activities and your free time is limited. If you don't have … [Read more...]

An opportunity to travel

When Judy's marriage ended, she knew had to do something to increase her income and she ended up finding the job that was meant to be. Another area that was a challenge for her, and is for many newly-single people, is travel and vacations. When you're used to traveling with your husband, it's not that easy to just suddenly go adventuring on your own. Here's what Judy did: … [Read more...]

God’s Plan After Divorce

Since My Divorce

After Kristi left her marriage, she made a list to start her new life. It was a list of everything she would look for in new relationship that she didn't have in her marriage. And soon she was in a relationship that she now says was very similar to her marriage. She remembers very clearly what helped her end that relationship and that was accepting that God had a plan for her. … [Read more...]

What sustains you?


When I was approached by Hanes about an Earth Day and Arbor Day giveaway, it got me thinking about how vital it is for me to be outside enjoying my surroundings. It is part of what sustains, rejuvenates and calms me and that was especially true in the months following my divorce. I've lived in Colorado for almost nine years and feel well grounded in my small town of Niwot. … [Read more...]

Relishing life after divorce


Yesterday, the Divorce Encouragist (@dvrcncouragist) shared how adjusting to less money after divorce was a challenge. I think having less money after divorce is the one universal truth about divorce - is there ANYONE who has more money after divorce? I think it's an easy assumption that if you have less money, it means doing less. For the Divorce Encouragist though this … [Read more...]