This is a fairly old email that I am finally getting around to posting but it goes to show everyone out there that there is hope. There is life after divorce even if you have been married for 30+ years. I want to encourage everyone going through a difficult time to keep the faith. Don’t worry about always being strong, never crying or asking for help.
I haven’t read your newsletter for quite a while, nor have I blogged on your site. I will say however, that I have enjoyed your letters and your encouragement…thank you. 🙂
I was married for 32 years when I chose to finally leave my husband in 2011. It was not an easy decision by any means, but a very necessary one. Our marriage was very unhealthy, toxic at times and
my husband was unfaithful I and unwilling to take responsibility for his actions. I married my high school sweetheart at 18, and we have 3 wonderful children and 12 wonderful grandchildren. I was a stay at home mom and homemaker for the majority of those 32 years. Being on my own for the first time in my life was extremely freighting to say the least!! I really didn’t believe that I could make it in my own quite frankly. But….God in his great love for me, surrounded me with great friends from church, and family members who loved me, supported me, and prayed for me which is what has enabled me to now not just be surviving, but thriving! I am now living on my own and supporting myself for the very first time in my life and I will be turning 53 next week! Divorce is a very painful road to walk down. It’s a dream crusher and at times it looks very dark, and without any hope of light, life or change. But I can tell you that there is hope, and you can and will reach the other side of divorce with the grace and love of God and having Him by your side. I am a Survivor and there is really a lot more to my story, but I pray this will encourage other women and or men that there is life after divorce!
Thank you Jason for the opportunity to share my story.