The Paradox of Loneliness

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The Paradox of Loneliness

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The Paradox of Loneliness

“I used to feel that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. IT’S NOT. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” Robin Williams

 

We say “I do.”

We settle in as married couple.

We may even plan for children.

We carry the assumption that feeling alone is now a thing of the past. After all, we have someone by our side now “until death do us part.”

So what happens when that relationship feels empty?

What happens when you’re not technically alone, but you’ve never ...continue reading...

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If I’m so Smart, Why Can’t I Fix My Marriage?

“… there was a new voice, which you slowly recognized as your own… determined to do the only thing you could do – determined to save the only life you could save.”

Mary Oliver, excerpt from The Journey

 

When I was married to my first husband, I consumed myself in my work.

I was willing to do whatever was necessary to get that next promotion, that next big project or that next job.

I hustled for acceptance and chased power with the big dogs.

I worked super hard, got an MBA and climbed to the top of my ...continue reading...

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Together & Alone

“The trouble is not really in being alone, it’s being lonely.” Christine Feehan

I was almost ten years into my first marriage when I realized that even though I had a husband that loved me, family and plenty of friends, I still felt isolated and very alone.

Throughout the last week, I’ve spoken to several women with similar experiences.

We’re not alone; we’re never really alone in these experiences that we don’t talk much about to one another.

Camille married her husband out of fear and knew from the beginning that there was no soulful connection between them. But ...continue reading...

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