Writings from Christine

10 Reasons a Person Divorces

by on November 11, 2018

For Megan, getting married was an easier decision than getting a divorce. Their relationship started so well and seemed so natural that Megan ignored the warning signs her family tried to show her. Now, after three years of being married, she realized that a divorce would be necessary. Making this decision, however, was much harder… (more…)

Why Divorce Feels Like a Death

by on November 11, 2018

Mariah thought, that once the divorce papers were signed, everything would be better and she would finally feel relief. But she didn’t. Somehow, unexpected emotions of remorse, sadness, and guilt piled on top of bitterness, resentment, and frustration intensified. Her confusion caused her to wonder if she made a mistake. She relived the marriage and… (more…)

7 Steps to Thrive Instead of Survive

by on November 11, 2018

Caleb desperately needed a change. Thanks to a nasty, never-ending divorce, he was completely burnt out. His ex was abusive during their marriage and her assault was even worse while divorcing. Not only was the process expensive, but he lost his business as well. Now that it was over, Caleb wanted to stop surviving and… (more…)

30 Ways to Jump-start Your New Life

by on November 11, 2018

Alex was desperate to move forward after her divorce was finalized. She was so tired of every conversation with her close friends and family beginning with the phrase, “So how’s the divorce coming along?” She wanted to talk about her, not her as a divorcee, but the person underneath the cloak of a bad marriage… (more…)

Spouse Wants to Separate, You Don’t

by on November 11, 2018

After 15 years of marriage, Tim’s wife said she wanted to separate. He was shocked. It came out of nowhere. Just the month before they were on a family vacation and now she was asking for a separation? Her reasons were vague at best and the harder he tried to convince her otherwise, the more… (more…)

7 Reasons Why Good People Do Bad Things

by on October 28, 2018

This article is for the rule-followers, the dependable, the overly responsible, and the eager to please. The ones who know what the rules are (legal, social, moral, and economical), try their best to live by them, and often encourage others to do the same. They view themselves as “good” people, which is a perception often… (more…)

5 Tips for Surviving Narcissistic In-Laws over the Holidays

by on October 28, 2018

As the holidays approached, Heather began to worry about the next encounter with her in-laws. Last Thanksgiving was a complete disaster. After spending days getting their new house ready for the visit, her narcissistic mother-in-law walked in the house and announced, “It’s not that bad.” Heather tried to brush it off, but the comments kept… (more…)

How to Talk to Someone in Shock

by on October 28, 2018

Shock, or Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), is a psychological and emotional stress reaction that occurs when a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event.  One moment everything is normal, then the event happens, and the person immediately feels fear, stress, pain or panic. The shock is magnified when it is combined with or threatened by… (more…)

How to Begin Healing from a Devastating Hurricane

by on October 28, 2018

Hurricane Michael hit Floridians by surprise. What began as a tropical storm early in the week quickly escalated to a rare category 4 hurricane a few days later. The hurricane wind speed was the 4th most powerful to make landfall in the United States. This left families and shops unable to prepare for damage and… (more…)

Are You Obsessive or Compulsive?

by on October 17, 2018

Tabitha thought that once she got married her almost irrational fears would subside and she would no longer do some of her “odd” behaviors. Much to her discouragement, however, they did not. Instead, she noticed that she was only getting worse. She was so afraid of losing her husband that she would take three, hour-long… (more…)

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