I was thankful for the support of my friends and family while going through my divorce.
I had several strong women in my life, who had dealt with the pain of their own divorce and had grown through the experience.
They offered their wisdom, strength, and hope on a daily basis.
I knew that I could call anyone of these women at any time and they were willing to listen patiently to my fears about my future and my regrets over my past.
They understood that I had to talk openly about my divorce, so that I could find the courage to walk through it.
They didn’t need to offer me advice… all I needed was someone to listen… to be compassionate… to understand my pain.
Knowing that others had made it through such a trying experience, gave me hope that I would come out okay, once I reached the other side.
I was so thankful to have such wonderful support.
A close network of friends and family is an invaluable asset when you are going through a traumatic situation in your life.
“Dear God, thank you for the friends and family who are able to provide me support. Their strength, kindness, and experience help me to walk through my own pain.”
It is our friends and family that will pick us up and drag us along if they need to. It is wonderful that you are so grateful for them. I am also grateful for my network of support as my divorce just finalized recently at the end of August.
I’m so glad that you had a support system to provide you comfort during this trying time. They really do drag us when we refuse to move forward! : )
I haven’t spoken with my soon to be ex for 2 months now.
I can tell my overall attitude is improving and I’ve been able to make decisions for the first time in years, that are my own. Good… but scary!
I do find that friends and family can help. My closest friends are married and have not divorced before, or they are single, so there are times when I feel uncomfortable to vent. I don’t want to sound like a broken record!
It is so hard to be glad and relieved that the marriage is over, but to also feel so much pain having to break from the old patterns, and habits.
Going through divorce, in the midst of finding a new career, living on my own for the first time in a zillion years — I never imagine all of these would happen at once during the course of a year!
It always helps when there is a voice out there that says — others have been through this, keep working at finding your way.
I think I need to get dragged through this some days too!