How Do You Heal From Parents Who Hurt You

When my dad died, I knew something had changed forever. My dad was very open with his love. One of his favorite things to say when I’d made a mess of things was, “You can always come home.” He’d send me a hand-written letter when things were...

Talking With Dad

When I was in my early twenties, I called my Dad and asked him to have lunch with me. “Don’t you want your Mom to come?” “Well, Dad, no…this time I want it to be just you and me.” “Okay. Sure. Where do you want to meet?”...

How To Not Be Victimized By Empty Nest. Letting Go With Intention.

These days, my only son Rob is traveling at breakneck speed through his twenties. So, I’ve ridden many waves of transition from hands-on mom to empty nest mom. That letting go process happened gradually. But as time marched on, whether I was ready for it or not,...

Are You Addicted To Your Ex? To Love? Or Are You Still Grieving?

I never considered getting back with either of my ex’s. Not that they were chomping at the bit to be with me again, either. There was far too much water under the bridge. Yet saying good-bye to love, or what you defined as love, can be a lot more difficult than...