Post Divorce: A Few Thoughts

I’ve been divorced for nearly 15 months now. Last Sunday, I reluctantly attended my first Single Adults fireside at my stake while my home teachers watched my children. Since it was Sunday night, I dressed in Sunday clothes and made myself presentable, and heading off with great recalcitrance to my unknown future. Let me tell you: It’s grim. My intent is not to bag on the LDS singles scene- that’s a book in and of itself. Rather, I want to offer some unsolicited advice to those of you with good husbands…

I was with my now ex-husband for almost 20 years. We met when I was seventeen, and divorced last year. Do the math. I know what it means to be with someone for a long time, to know their quirks and idiosyncrasies. I understand how life can be, and how hard it is to balance motherhood, bills, stress, life and marriage- and clearly something went wrong, because I am parenting three children now on my own. But I think I still have something valuable to contribute, and I’d like to place my offering on the altar, where you are free to pick through it and take whatever might be helpful or useful to you.
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