As of today, it’s been 5 years since my marriage ended, and I couldn’t be happier. As strange as that may sound, let me explain why.
Separation and divorce are never wished upon anyone but if you are in the middle of one now, you need to find the silver lining and blessings it has for you and your new life because trust me, they’re there. That’s not to say you have to skip the grieving process, in fact, you must go through it to get over it, that I know for sure. Everyone grieves differently and takes their own amount of time to do so and my one piece of advice is to be patient during the process. Once you do accept that it happened, you are able to move onto the silver lining stage.
In the beginning for some, an amicable conversation can take place where both sides agree to separate and live their own lives. On the other hand for some, it’s often a total shock you didn’t see coming. This is exactly what happened to me; I was blindsided. However, the day he left was the day I arrived. This was the part where I found out who I was and what I was made of. Divorce has put my life under the microscope for the past 5 years and I had no choice but to examine it closely.
Relationships are like a microscope looking into our emotional wellbeing. These relationships shine a light on the old and open wounds still begging for closure. Once I was on my own, it was time for me to take a long, hard look at myself and where I came from. What did I have to do to become the person I was meant to be? On the flip side, what did I have to let go of in unbecoming the person I thought I was? I went from being shut down and pleasing to a woman who became vocal with boundaries. This led me to let go of toxicity and hang on to love so that healing could take place.
I’m a firm believer that anything you lose comes around in another form, whether that’s through friendship, a love relationship, partnership, or even self-love. Basically, you get to genuinely meet yourself for the very first time, once and for all. This is the greatest silver lining and blessing in disguise because that’s where you discover what you truly want and need in life. What makes you happy, how, who, and why. It also shines a light on what are your dealbreakers now. All that time under the microscope finally paid off, and I think I gained some years back in my life. How fantastic is that? Time to celebrate, cheers!
“Leave some room in your heart for the unimaginable” ~ Mary Oliver
Much Love ❤
~ Dare to live courageously…
**I recently wrote an article that was published in the online magazine Thought Catalog and it is titled “An Open Letter To Pain: I Think I’m Ready To Let You Go” Have a wonderful weekend everyone 🙂
**As always, copies of “Winning While Losing: The Upside of Heartbreak” are available in all formats at online bookstores worldwide. All my gratitude to YOU xx