Grant Me the Serenity

They say acceptance is the final stage of grief. It is the goal, the endpoint, the last destination on the twisting journey you're set upon when you're in mourning. Our cultural understanding of grief has expanded far beyond death, divorce, and illness: it extends into loss of trust, loss of safety, loss of stability, loss … Continue reading Grant Me the Serenity

Sink or Swim

Recently, I was clearing out old emails from the address I used as a once-married woman. I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything important before starting the process of finally shutting that email down for good. In looking around, randomly re-reading and deleting old messages, I found this email (below) from my ex-husband, … Continue reading Sink or Swim