If we can learn to let go of insecurities about the past, about other people being better than us, about us not being enough - then maybe we can just accept the ex as being part of the past.
Divorce is an excruciating experience. But life goes on.
You're the only person I'd want to co-parent with.
People can part amicably, they can remain friends -- without any possibility of reconciliation. In fact, maintaining a positive relationship with an ex is imperative when children are involved. If exes with kids can do it, why can't -- and shouldn't -- the young and the childless, too?
Yes, it's possible to get back together after taking a break -- but first you need to establish ground rules.
can't say it was immediate. But little by little, after ignoring much and focusing on the children much, I was able to connect positive thoughts to my Ex. It is an ongoing process, one that takes a great deal of intention, effort, and tenacity.
When you broke up, did your ex-wife's personal anthem become Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together?" Why not commemorate that special time with this lyric art so she can look at it, chuckle, shake her head and say, "Too true, Taylor. Too true."
Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.
Today I want to let go. Let go of the sadness associated with my past, the way I feel physical pain in my heart when I think of you, the humiliation I feel because of how I allowed you to treat me and the fact that I still care is just unbelievable to me.
"I just don't think I want a girlfriend right now." This bomb fell at the tail end of a romantic candlelit dinner with my boyfriend of one year, just when I thought we were back on the upswing. It wasn't a let's-try-again reunion dinner; it was our last supper.