Divorce Confessional

Divorce Confessional

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By Claire Birchwood
Divorcing a narcissist while sharing a child. Open. Anonymous. Understanding.
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Forgiveness is letting go of your expectations for an apology
Whether you live holding onto the pain of trauma or not ... They will always see it as your fault. Realizing you'll never get that apology and still finding closure.
15:01
June 20, 2019
You don't owe anyone an explanation for why you don't ___ anymore
Live your life. Stop thinking you owe it to anyone to overextend yourself beyond what you're capable of
04:48
June 10, 2019
How to celebrate a birthday without your child
Also CPS investigation into my ex's neglect
10:49
June 6, 2019
Ex refuses to come to son's birthday
Checking out. When being a single mom means picking up the pieces of this damaging parenting style ...
16:47
May 30, 2019
He's trying to get out of seeing his son by saying I'm the narcissist....
When the lies continue but the truth wins out
08:12
May 13, 2019
Changing meds and withdrawal
Also it's my ex's birthday and I don't give a fuck. I'm treating myself 😂
11:39
May 3, 2019
Am I crazy?
(the answer is no) getting help when your ex convinced you you're crazy
05:25
April 22, 2019
Death by a thousand paper cuts
Depression, uncertainty and feeling a void on this holiday
10:04
April 22, 2019
Not celebrating? Not alone.
When the holidays alone can be unbearable, you don't have to celebrate
03:44
April 21, 2019
Triggered
The fact that he's continuing the abuse cycle is extremely triggering for me
03:52
April 15, 2019
The rage machine
Recognizing the anger part of healing
06:13
April 14, 2019
Stop co-parenting
When to cut losses and be both mom and dad
08:06
April 11, 2019
After the break
Curbing bad behaviour and an update!
07:24
April 10, 2019
Spring break part 7
He harassed me all day. Pressuring for change in time, threatening to withhold money for our son
14:07
April 8, 2019
Spring break part 6
Not giving him fuel to hurt you
07:03
April 5, 2019
Spring break part 5
Texts from my ex..... And feeling better by spending his money
10:30
April 4, 2019
Spring break part 4
And Daddy Issues moves in ... 😐😬🙄🤦
12:50
April 3, 2019
Spring break part 3
The fear in coming forward. The judgement in coming foreward. What to say to those that do.
18:42
April 1, 2019
Spring break episode 2
New singleness, shoes that don't fit and finding contentment in the joy God is bringing me right now
18:02
March 30, 2019
Spring break episode 1
Thoughts and feelings and why feeling nothing is NOT normal in a relationship
09:09
March 29, 2019
In my trauma
Living with the effects of leaving, being ok with where you are at right now.
12:07
March 24, 2019
Sick of his shadow
When evil is everywhere...
10:24
March 22, 2019
About last night ...
My ex drunk in public with our kid
16:57
March 9, 2019
Setting up an abuse-free life
Practicing rules for not being abused again fresh out of an abusive relationship
14:02
February 24, 2019
Soaking up the anti-abuse
Healing through surrounding ourselves with empowering stories
05:37
February 22, 2019
Guided Grief
How to process emotions to move forward, productive grief
05:17
February 18, 2019
When Dad doesn't contact
How to deal with your ex not contacting your child
11:14
February 16, 2019
He wants to change parenting time....
Again 😑
03:40
February 11, 2019
How to be less hurt in 2019
Things we can do to minimize pain from relationships
10:00
February 9, 2019
First weeks balancing work
Update - note my brain is fried- lol here's to self love
06:28
February 9, 2019
Benefits of a deadbeat co-parent
The relationship bonding and blessings that happen when you are both mom and dad ❤️
08:25
February 4, 2019
My birthday now that I'm single
The pang of disappointment and unfulfilled wedding vows
06:58
February 3, 2019
Left field "concern"
How I handle personal questions 🤔
08:11
January 31, 2019
Tax season as a newly single mom
Challenges single mothers face amd the struggle of stigma in asking for help
09:39
January 30, 2019
Safe people and digital friendship
Why I left Facebook and why I got it back one year later. https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/Safe-PeopleHenry-Cloud/1101957885?ean=9780310298144
11:25
January 29, 2019
My position on marriage after my divorce
How separating your past pain can equip you to embrace hope for the future
08:09
January 27, 2019
Why I need to go back to therapy (honestly)
PTSD ... yay! When panic attacks are out of the blue and disabling
05:20
January 26, 2019
I don't want to go to therapy
Doing the hard things to heal
06:31
January 25, 2019
Friend Fiasco part 1
Fake Fionas and how they hurt you during divorce
16:51
January 24, 2019
Expectations vs Reality
The empty box analogy of marriage and frustration at dealing with my ex
12:59
January 23, 2019
Encouragement for the broken
Out of your greatest pain, can come your greatest joy!
07:35
January 22, 2019
Why I Respond to my Ex
It's impossible to go totally no contact when you advocate for young children
05:37
January 20, 2019
Claire's Coffee Rant: "rude" as a woman
Being perceived as confrontational when asking for respect
08:03
January 19, 2019
Is my ex a narcissist?
How to tell projection vs actual NPD
17:31
January 18, 2019
Complacency
The c-word keeping you from closure
07:38
January 17, 2019
The narcissist and mental health
How narcissists use your mental health against you
14:42
January 16, 2019
Healing Trauma
Letting go of unhealthy survival mode to stop living in fear
08:39
January 13, 2019
My Biggest Fear in Motherhood
Opening up to joy after pain.
11:42
January 11, 2019
Processing emotions after divorce
Healing isn't linear. It's okay not to be ok. That doesn't mean you aren't healing like you should
20:39
January 9, 2019
Taking advantage of the opportunity to start over
Viewing yourself as valuable in the starting over process
07:36
January 7, 2019
Abuse isn't an anger problem
It's a character one
11:35
January 5, 2019
Red flag #1
Why too much focus on the past is a bad thing and what it means for the future of your relationship
10:34
January 2, 2019
Finding your voice after abuse
Reclaiming your voice after being silenced
15:56
December 31, 2018
Self-care Saturday
My chocolate cake recipe! http://apassionateplate.com/darn-good-chocolate-cake/
07:05
December 29, 2018
Things You Gain
All about what I've gained in leaving my ex
18:45
December 28, 2018
Empty Spaces
Realness as I describe what being away from my son means to me
11:59
December 27, 2018
Healing from trauma
http://www.houseofhealingministries.org/trauma-prayer-resources.html
30:01
December 27, 2018
When Assertiveness Gets Messy
Reclaiming my person after divorce .... Or the story of how I made a kid cry on Christmas
17:32
December 26, 2018
Re-victimization around the holidays
How to deal when painful feelings surface this holiday season
08:10
December 23, 2018
Don't Base Your Worth On Someone's Mistake
How to have closure without an apology
11:05
December 21, 2018
Appreciating yourself in the quiet
Taking a breather
06:47
December 20, 2018
When the holidays really hurt
Sharing the pain and where I'm at this holiday season
19:40
December 20, 2018
Hidden Fees
Hidden costs in becoming a single mom, how to prepare
08:02
December 18, 2018
Single women and the dating game
Don't date a project
09:20
December 13, 2018
Opinions are like assholes
Everyone has one ! How to share and how much to share is up to you though
06:42
December 10, 2018
How to navigate hurtful people this holiday season
How do we go forward...having left a bad marriage... And deal with toxic people during the holidays. Thoughts?
09:14
December 9, 2018
You have your own permission to say no
Saying no can be hard, but it is incredibly important to learn how to tactfully and gracefully decline events and things that are a detriment to your mental health
11:40
December 6, 2018
What abuse looks like today
13:26
December 5, 2018
Loving Yourself Again
20:22
December 2, 2018
The final weeks.
Rambling update on my divorce saga
30:03
December 2, 2018
Unplugging
25:50
September 24, 2018
Contempt!? Rant/advice
10:34
September 18, 2018
Welcome and about me
08:18
September 18, 2018
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