Dealing With Grief

Man dealing with grief post-divorce and contemplating reconciliation.

Struggling With Thoughts Of Reconciliation Post-Divorce?

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 6, 2016

Don’t worry, those thoughts are normal – whether they’re wanted or not. They’re confusing, frustrating and add to the horrible mess of wondering if the whole divorce thing has finally driven you mad. What I want you to know is that thoughts of reconciliation are completely normal when you’re dealing with grief after divorce. So…

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Woman thinking about her grief of divorce.

The Secret Grief Of Divorce You Never Talk About

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 6, 2016

Your griefs are real even if you’ve never heard anyone else talk about them before. Divorce isn’t something anyone is ever totally prepared for. You probably know someone who’s gotten divorced and seen what they went through. But watching someone else deal with the grief of divorce doesn’t do anything to make you ready to…

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Mother and daughter walking and dealing with grief while discussing heartbreak.

How To Use Your Divorce Heartbreak To Become A Better Parent

By Dr. Karen Finn / March 31, 2016

Yes, it really is possible to express the pain of your heartbreak and become a better parent at the same time! I know you love your kids. But when you’re recently separated or divorced, it’s easy to get lost in dealing with grief instead of parenting in the same way you did before the heartbreak…

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Middle-aged woman looking confident in the way she's handling her divorce.

People Who Do These 5 Things Are WAY Better At Handling Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / March 21, 2016

Yes, you can absolutely handle this! Divorce is such a trip, tossing you head first into a world that’s largely unfamiliar. You’re suddenly forced to navigate situations (and make hard decisions) you’ve never faced before. You’re living alone (and wondering if you’ll live alone for the rest of your life). You’re handling your finances ……

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Clothed woman lying in a tub of water crying over her heartbreak.

Divorce: The Kind Of Heartache You Can Feel In Your Bones

By Dr. Karen Finn / March 2, 2016

What to do when your heartache is so great the world just seems to be flying past. Having your spouse tell you they want a divorce is like an unexpected punch to the gut. You’re shocked and instinctively double-over from the pain. You can’t quite catch your breath. You’re convinced you’ve misheard them, that it’s…

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Divorce grief can strike anywhere.

5 Things To Do When Your Divorce Grief Attacks You

By Dr. Karen Finn / February 22, 2016

You can’t predict when your grief will hit and that’s scary. Use this plan and stop feeling scared. It’s not surprising that divorce hurts or that part of the healing involves grieving. But knowing this intellectually does nothing to prepare you for the reality of the pain or the way your grief attacks you out…

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Woman confidently looking over her glasses because she's got her dignity during divorce.

12 Classy Ways To Keep Your Dignity During Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 18, 2016

Dignity is your best friend during divorce (or any crisis). Look, I know divorce hurts and you’re looking for just about any way possible to feel better (because that’s what I did). The thing is that sometimes what you do to feel better backfires and the next day (or even within a few heartbeats) you…

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Man wearing a hoodie and looking down as he contemplates divorce recovery.

You Must Begin Your Divorce Recovery By Asking These 4 Questions

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 14, 2016

Make the story of your divorce recovery bittersweet and successful instead of just bitter. Divorce is tough. The worst part of it is that there’s loss after loss after loss. Divorce means: You’ve lost your marriage. You’ve lost your dreams of “happily ever after.” You’ve lost being married to one person for your entire life.…

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Man holding his head and wondering how to deal with divorce.

Want To Know How To Deal With Divorce? Stop Doing These 13 Things

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 21, 2015

Knowing what to stop doing is just as important as knowing what to do to get through your divorce. Devastating. For everyone whose spouse has decided to divorce them, that’s the best description of the experience. It’s not a place you ever thought you’d be. But here you are. Your marriage has failed. You feel…

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Woman holding her head in a field of flowers as she contemplates coping with her divorce.

Is Kindness The Key To Coping With Divorce?

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 16, 2015

YES! Being kind will help you heal and find happiness again. Are you stressed out? Depressed? Does your self-esteem suck? Are you pissed beyond words at your ex? Do you have little to no patience with anyone else? Do you frequently have mood swings that make you wonder just who you are? Or do you…

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Man wearing blue suit and yellow tie sitting in a luxurious office.

17 Healthy Signs You’re Handling Your Divorce Like A Boss!

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 16, 2015

A childhood claim is the key to divorce recovery. Seriously! “You’re not the boss of me!” is a familiar refrain from the playground. Remember shouting it at one of your friends when they got a little too bossy? Well, believe it or not, “You’re not the boss of me!” is a fantastic thing to say…

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Man sitting on a bench struggling with overcoming his divorce misery.

4 Simple Tips For Overcoming The Misery Of Your Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / October 22, 2015

Your misery is the result of 4 different emotions. Deal with them separately to get yourself unstuck. Divorce is an upheaval of all that was – all that made your life make sense. The misery that comes with all the change is profound, but there is hope. Staying stuck is optional. You can make it…

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