037: How to Cope With the Threat of Divorce

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How Can I Cope With the Threat of Divorce?

When I was on the brink of divorcing my husband, I was desperate to end the pain of constantly feeling rejected and lonely. I also hoped to escape the financial chaos we were stuck in and dreamed of finding a man who would better match me than the Loser Pants I had married.

Convinced it was my husband’s fault that I was so unhappy, I managed to avoid looking at my own contributions to the tension, hostility and pain in my marriage. I was sure I was the “good” spouse–the marriage counselor even said so.

I didn’t realize I was avoiding the door marked “Reflect on Your Shortcomings,” and I would have gone on my self-righteous way if my marriage hadn’t been failing.

Looking back, I realize that I not only contributed to the breakdown in my marriage, I was chipping away at the intimacy and connection on a daily basis.

Nobody had ever taught me the Six Intimacy Skills™ critical to having a playful, passionate relationship. My parents are divorced, so I was following a failed recipe. Maybe nobody has ever taught you either.

The good news is that the aching heartbreak in my marriage led to an incredible, transformative journey that I never would have taken any other way.

Today I’m deeply grateful for the breakdown and for the woman I’ve become as a result.

That’s why I’m so passionate about ending world divorce and why I started an international coaching company, writing several books to make sure every woman knows how to prevent a divorce by making her marriage amazing.

On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to cope with the threat of divorce.

  • I’ll reveal three ways you can heal, restore your dignity, and completely revive your faith in love.
  • My guest Abby’s husband left her four months ago and said there was no way they would be able to reconcile. She wasn’t even sure if she wanted to save her marriage due to the hurtful things he said to her. Today, Abby’s husband is telling her how deeply in love he is and the two of them have plans to start a family.
  • The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is filled with judgment and devoid of hope.

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