Clarity often comes like a bolt of lightning out of the blue. It’s a shock that opens your eyes to a whole new perspective. A client of mine called hers a miracle. Mine was like waking up the kind where you sit straight up, instantly awake, and look around, not recognizing where you are, even though it’s the bedroom you’ve slept in for years. It was one of those long, catch-up conversations where we tried to cram in as much as possible about the last ten years of our lives.
- We all have ideas of what roles a married woman should have — the wife, mother, cook, housekeeper, and caregiver.
- In recent years, the feminist movement swung the pendulum so far to the other side that now we all have to be a wife, mother, cook, housekeeper, caregiver, and executive.
- This is why many women feel that divorce gives them freedom — freedom to live their lives as they please.
“That was the moment when I knew deep in my heart that my marriage wasn’t working, that I had been miserable for a very long time, and that I would wither away completely if I didn’t do something about it.”