Category Archives: marital separation

Dust Settles and Fog Lifts

There are no shortage of metaphors/analogies/idioms used in describing marital crisis. Dust clouds, dense fog, a maze of tunnels, wandering the desert . . . to name a few. For me, I think the rejection was the hardest to bear, … Continue reading

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Cannon Shots and Fresh Canvas

When you’ve been left, and it drags on for awhile, you move into a place of acceptance in being alone.  There is this deep desire to be reconciled, juxtaposed with the strange new feeling of being okay with alone.  He’s a … Continue reading

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The Humiliation of Being Left

Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification. John Donne  So does that give my husband the right to humiliate my husband permission to humiliate me? Not at all, but these are the cards being dealt at the moment. How am I … Continue reading

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Fermata’s Redefined

I’m a couple weeks away from the day a year ago that my husband first left me.  It doesn’t sound quite right to call it an anniversary, but I can’t deny that the date, Nov. 8th, carries weight for me. … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village to Save a Marriage

Choose your village carefully. Each person you allow into your village will have an important voice at a time when you are feeling fragile. I had only two voices for many months and those two were like solid gold. They … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Crisis?

Whatever you want to call it – it’s a crisis of some type and some magnitude! I almost physically shudder every time I am reminded of the long months of emotional and spiritual fog my husband was in during the … Continue reading

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