Dealing With Grief

Woman crying as she struggles with coping with divorce.

8 Tips You Must Know For Successfully Coping With Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 16, 2016

Despite everything that is happening, there are ways you can deal with your divorce better. Divorce sucks. It’s one of the most horrible experiences you’ll ever go through. And instead of allowing you the time and space to deal with it all, life demands that you keep going and meet the obligations you had before…

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Woman looking out the window wondering how to trust again after her divorce.

How To Trust Again Despite Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / October 31, 2016

Learning how to trust again takes effort, but the rewards for it include a happier life. Divorce shatters many more relationships than just the one between spouses. Everyone expects that relationship to break because that’s what divorce is – the end of a marriage. But there are other relationships that fail because of divorce. It’s…

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Man staring off into the distance as he’s dealing with grief.

Divorcing? 9 Tips For Dealing With Grief

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 26, 2016

To get over your divorce, you’ve got to grieve. Grief and grieving are typically associated with death. But there are lots of other losses that can also trigger grief. According to The University of Texas at Austin’s Counseling and Mental Health Center, some of the other losses that can trigger grief are the loss of…

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Man who’s blaming his ex instead of getting over divorce.

Stop Blaming Your Ex And You’ll Start Getting Over Your Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 12, 2016

The longer you blame them, the more you’re hurting yourself. There are tons of reasons why people blame their ex for their divorce. Among the more common reasons are giving up, unwilling to work on saving the marriage, too argumentative, and unrealistic expectations. And these are wholly justifiable reasons for feeling angry and hurt about…

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How To Deal With Losing Your Friends (And Making New Ones) Post-Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 31, 2016

Despite the painful losses, it’s easier to make friends post-divorce than you might think. There are so many things you lose when you get divorced. Obviously, there’s the marriage, your role as spouse, being with your kids every day and maybe even your home. But there’s one loss that surprises just about everyone – the…

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To Heal From Divorce You MUST Step Out Of Your Fear

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 26, 2016

Don’t let your fears paralyze you and take simple steps to start living your life again. When I got divorced, I was consumed with fear. I was terrified of just about everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything! I was afraid that if I got “fat” that I’d be alone for the rest…

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If your ex looked at you like this, you’d be saying my ex hates me too!

My Ex Hates Me! What Should I Do?

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 19, 2016

You may not be able to fix it, but there’s certainly something you can do to help the situation. It’s hard to believe your relationship has devolved to hatred, but there’s really no other way to explain your ex’s behavior. They are waging war against you. Their battle plans include extending the divorce process by…

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5 Ways To Survive Your Post-Heartbreak Grief

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 2, 2016

Grief isn’t the same for everyone and neither is healing from it. Living through heartbreak is one of the uniting experiences of humanity. Nearly everyone suffers through losing a love. Many suffer through more than one and discover that each loss feels differently. The difference is due to each relationship being unique and the fact…

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Woman struggling with getting divorced.

Are You Going Crazy Or Just Getting Divorced?

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 30, 2016

The stress of getting divorced makes everyone question their sanity! Ever since you found out you’re getting divorced, your mind has been running 1000 miles an hour. Your thoughts are bouncing around like a superball in a small room.  One minute you’re feeling angry and frustrated. The next you’re cataloging fears about what the future…

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Wish Your Ex Would Die So Your Divorce Won’t Hurt So Much?

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 27, 2016

You don’t (really) want them dead. Divorce sucks. Two people who married with dreams of happily-ever-after become enemies who seemingly simultaneously want their former spouse to die and to love them again. It’s a confusing, frustrating and maddening situation to be in. More often than not, a divorcing spouse will lean toward one of the…

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Man wearing a cap and laughing at these divorce quotes..

15 Hilarious Quotes To Help You Get Over Your Divorce With A SMILE

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 8, 2016

Laughter really is the BEST medicine. Disbelief. Hurt. Loneliness. Heartbreak. Anger. These are just some of the most difficult emotions you feel during divorce. It’s not that you’ve never felt any of them before. It’s more like on a scale of 1 to 10, the intensity of each is a 20. And, you’re experiencing them all at the exact same time, which…

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Woman in gold paint looking like a divorce superhero.

I Became My Own Divorce Superhero And Rescued Myself From Fear

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 6, 2016

Divorce scared the hell out of me. Until I decided to face that fear head on. Numb and terrified. I spent so much time scared out of my mind after my divorce, worrying about what might happen to me. My nightmares were so bad, I hardly slept. And eating wasn’t happening much either, as I constantly felt nauseous…

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