New Year, New Start

Posted by Sharon Pastore
February 14, 2020 at 2:27 PM



4 Ways to put Yourself First in 2020


After the emotional toll of getting through your first holiday season as a recent divorcee, you may be wondering if this new year will be better than the last– will it get easier?

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Topics: Divorce in PA, Your Wellbeing

How Will You Show Up For Your Divorce?

Posted by Shannon McGorry
June 14, 2019 at 9:30 AM


“How you show up for this is how you show up for everything.”


Here’s my reaction to that statement:


What!?!? (Disbelief)

Huh. (Thought provoking)

Hmmmm. (Realization of an opportunity)

Got it. (GROWTH)


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Topics: Divorce in PA, Do it Yourself Divorce, The Mindful Divorcing Parent, Your Wellbeing, Fresh Starts and Lessons Learned


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Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which the person drowns in self-love, seeing everyone else and anything else as unimportant. A narcissist lacks empathy towards others. He/she focuses on feelings of self-importance, self-admiration, and grandiosity, often crushing all chances of emotional connections, friendships, and relationships. Very few people can endure a marriage with a narcissistic person. These are marriages often shrouded with either selfishness, self-hate, shame, verbal and/or even physical abuse.

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Topics: Your Wellbeing

How I Adjusted to the 'New Normal' of Divorce

Posted by Shannon McGorry
November 14, 2018 at 10:33 AM

(despite the fact that the words "new normal" might make your skin crawl)
During the onset of my divorce I remember when my therapist said to me:

“You will need to adjust to this, because this is your new normal." I thought I was going to be physically ill. I despised that sentence; every word of it but particularly “NEW NORMAL”…

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Topics: Your Wellbeing, Fresh Starts and Lessons Learned

Why You Should Get Divorce Advice to Save Your Marriage

Posted by Rachel Pace
September 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM


There are many things that can sour a marriage. If you and your spouse have experienced infidelity, your communication has become negative, or you are no longer supportive of one another, it can make staying in the relationship feel like a struggle. If your partner has come to you and asked for a divorce, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to save your marriage. The answer is yes!

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Topics: Your Wellbeing

How Gifts from a Softer Side of Divorce Can Help You Recover

Posted by Pamela Elaine Nichols
December 26, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Divorce is an experience that is...well...just depressing. Divorce disempowers, holds couples hostage, steals, haunts, and overstays its welcome. How does one cope with divorce and life afterwards? One way is by accepting the gifts divorce's softer side offers.

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Topics: Your Wellbeing

How to Keep your Heart Open through Divorce

Posted by Casey Semenza
March 31, 2017 at 10:48 AM


When going through divorce it’s very difficult to see the bigger picture of how life will play out afterwards.  It might seem that you can’t be fully open to any possibilities or happiness through this transition, but that’s not quite true.  You can find happiness during this process and learn how to not only love yourself but others as well.



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Topics: Your Wellbeing

How Discernment Counseling Helps Couples on the Brink of Divorce

Posted by Linda Hershman
April 7, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Sarah* discovered her husband Jon's emotional affair with a coworker in typical digital age fashion: via a text message that popped up on his phone, which he had left open on his night stand. This was the second time in their 14 year marriage that Jon had strayed. He had a brief affair six years ago, shortly after the birth of their second child. The couple worked long and hard in therapy to rebuild the relationship. Now Jon begged her for one more chance, but Sarah was done…until she thought about her two young children and wondered whether she could summon the energy to try once more.

If you are reading this article, chances are your marriage is

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Topics: Your Wellbeing, Fresh Starts and Lessons Learned