Stages of Grief-Anger

As noted yesterday, over the next few posts I will describe the stages of grief along with potentially beneficial ways to work through that particular stage while experiencing the breakup of a relationship. The stages of grief are not always experienced in a systematic order and often a person can be in more than one stage at a time. For the purpose of these articles, I will treat each stage as a separate, easily identifiable step in the healing process. Anger is potentially the most volatile of the stages of grief. People can easily and quickly move through anger to … Continue reading

The Myth of a “Normal” Life: Finding Peace

As a single parent, do you ever find yourself wondering, on a particularly difficult, emotionally overwrought day, “Why can’t I have a normal life?” I admit that I do. I was thinking that way tonight. As a matter of fact, I was well on my way to a full-blown pity party. But before I got past the hors d’oeuvres, a quiet little uninvited guest of a thought interrupted my revelry. It said to me: what is “normal”? And whom do you know who has a “normal” life, anyway? “Normal,” as I think of it when I’m feeling low, is a … Continue reading