For the Newly Divorced Woman

From a divorced woman who began this unwanted journey 8-and-a-half years ago* To the young woman new on the journey through divorce, I keep thinking about when I was first divorced and no one understood because there weren’t many girls in their early twenties...

I Can’t Remember My Wedding

Note: This piece was written without scaling back the intensity of my life with PTSD. I wrote it as a time capsule of Now, because all too soon I won’t remember much of Now. Anyone is welcome to read, but if only other survivors find anything comprehensible,...

When My Courtship Failed

I spent my teen years sure I’d have a first-kiss-at-the-wedding, fairy-tale courtship and happily-ever-after marriage with beautiful children. After all, if I am “committed to courtship,” believe that “true love waits,” and say “marriage is ’til death do us part’,”...