Wisdom From Divorce: The Divorce Roller Coaster

Sue was one of my early interviewees back in 2009. Even though she’d been divorced for fourteen years, she could still vividly remember the rush of emotions she experienced with the end of her marriage:

For the last years of my marriage I’d felt dead. Then going through the divorce, I’d never felt so alive. I’d never had such feelings of euphoria and such depths of pain and sadness.

My experience was similar – I was definitely emotionally numb towards the end of my marriage and then it was like breaking out of cocoon. I was so glad to be feeling again … And perhaps it’s strange but there’s a song I associate with that feeling… “Not Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks.


How about you? Do you have a song that captures your emotions around divorce?