The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
- Ferdinand Foch

2014 – Eligible Magazine Feature – “7 Lessons from Divorce”

If you are going through a divorce, separation or break up, I know how you feel. I hope this is something that can help you through.

I divorced from my husband after only 3 years of marriage. I also had an 18-month-old daughter at the time. I believe in marriage and truly thought I would be married for life. That’s what I believe marriage is about. Commitment. It’s a choice.

That being said, I don’t think marriage is always a safe place to stay.

There are circumstances under which it’s ok to walk away.

Personally, I tried everything I could to make mine work – to get through the tough space where opinions and values differ and reach the place so many people I know have found; respect, commitment, friendship and love, a best friend for life.

At 32, most of my friends are either just getting married and starting families or haven’t even reached that point yet.

I do have a few fabulous “marriage idols” among the people I know well. They are people whose marriages are the ones I truly respect and adore. They’re a reflection of what I would someday love for myself.

The lessons I’ve learned through my marriage, separation and divorce have been a beautiful silver lining during a very difficult time. I share them with you in the hopes that they may be able to serve you too.

Full Article: 7 Lessons Learned From My Divorce
http://www.eligiblemagazine.com/2014/02/04/divorce-lessons/

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