When you experience the heartache of rejection, a divorce or breakup, you are experiencing grief. You may normally think of grief as a feeling you have only when someone dies. Grief is caused by our inability to accept that a loss has occurred. You may get angry first. You may scream, stomp your feet and curse, but you can’t change it. Grief comes. And it come uninvited. You will go through stages until you finally come to a place of acceptance. Acceptance is where you find peace.
I wish I could say this is a simple, easy process with an instruction booklet. But I can’t. It is complicated. You most likely will not get through life without grief. The irony is grief is often what draws us closer to our creator.
I raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I'm a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on Amazon.