“That time you confused a lesson with a soulmate.” — Word Porn
- While divorce is common, it’s also an incredibly difficult thing to go through. It’s a billion heartbreaks ending in one forever heartache.
- Use this guide to offer support to your friend going through this difficult time.
- Do NOT disparage the ex. Even if they hate the person, at one time he/she loved them. And to disparage that person is to hurt that part of your friend that remembers those golden times.
- Without invalidating them and their feelings, help them focus on the happiness awaiting them in the future. Divorce is not a good time to focus on the past.
Letter Excerpt from “The Improbable Correspondence of Mabel and Trula”
How trite it is to write, “I’m sorry.”
I find I don’t have adequate language to comfort you in the way you deserve. So, allow me to simply say: I’m proud of you.
You took the right path (even though it was the most difficult). Thank you for choosing yourself AT LAST!
How many people mire themselves in a loveless situation based on the false hope that “things will get better?”
Sometimes optimism is dangerous that way. While it sounds like you stayed too long in an untenable situation, YOU DID GET OUT!
No more settling, my darling! Life has been (im)patiently waiting to embrace you again. Time for you to rediscover the gorgeous, brilliant, kind, creative Trula within. Even diminished all these years, you have shown bright and beautiful. You still managed an incredible career and made lifelong friends. Lesser souls would have been extinguished under the pressure, but not you. Never you.