through all of the heaven-touching highs and earth-shattering lows, my friends have stood with me. They have given me love, support and encouragement, never wavering in their compassion and concern.
They say that behind every great man is a great woman. It’s an outdated saying from an outdated time with outdated ideas of the role of women in our society. It might be better today to say behind every great person is a partner.
Full disclosure: I am not a trained therapist, marriage counselor, grief counselor or anything of the sort, but I can speak from the experience of my own divorce, and I have a pretty good ear so I can also throw in a few lessons I’ve learned from other friends as well.
I’ve heard from friends that have been close to me and a significant part of my life for a very long time, and from friends that I still adore but have drifted from me for quite a long time.
Our support network, in an ideal world, should begin with my family. Mine just reminded me that my support network does not include them
Never underestimate the power of your friends. They have skills and resources that you might not be aware of.
how does one choose to focus on the positive rather than dwell on the negative? Personally, I think it’s a choice.
It’s not easy applying for jobs that should be reserved for people just launching their career when you’ve already had a long and prestigious one behind you. Unfortunately, with retirement savings on the decline, retirement age increasing, social security cuts, and increasing financial burden on the elderly such as for medical insurance, more and more older Americans find themselves being forced into this position.
Beauty is a fleeting concept.
Have you ever noticed how people recovering from emotional wounds respond in a way very similar to those physically harmed?