Divorce is not a death sentence
It may not feel like it at the time but divorce doesn't have to be a death sentence. Trust me when I tell you, I've been there and done that so I speak from experience. One of the things that happens to us, myself included, is we tend to mix emotions with practicality and logic. This shift in our thinking causes us to be irrational in many ways and it affects those closest to us in ways we don't see and can't imagine. Those who suffer this collateral damage are innocent bystanders and see only what we show the world, oftentimes this is an altered reality.
My story is not unlike yours in many ways. I spent 18 years with to the person I thought was my best friend. He was supportive of my career, of my personal goals and of my passions. He was a gentleman, always opening doors for me, holding the umbrella, all of the things I had expected a man to be. When I wanted to relocate, he picked up and moved with me - not once but twice. I felt I could depend on him in a multitude of ways. Until one day when he lost his way - whether it was depression or self-doubt I'm not quite sure - but he changed and after years of trying I came to the realization that I couldn't help him anymore.
The unraveling of our relationship was difficult for me, I'm sure it was for him too. Add to that two small children under the age of 7 and it gets even more complicated. I was afraid, I was ashamed, I was confused and I wasn't sure where to turn. I felt I was the only person who had walked in my shoes, that no one could possibly understand what I was going through. I was wrong. There are SO many wonderful people out there that have felt what you're feeling, have learned the hard way and have persevered. Let me help you learn from my mistakes, my successes and utilize the partnerships I've made since then to support you as you navigate the process and move forward to become the "best" self you can be.