You, Me, Empathy - Episode 83: Creating Your Own Path After Divorce with Jennifer Newman

On Episode 83 of You, Me, Empathy, Jennifer Newman and I explore accepting chaos, reclaiming memories, holding true to our identities within relationships, how we get back in alignment with ourselves, and creating your own path after divorce.

Jennifer Newman. Photo credit:  Jonathan Herre

Jennifer Newman. Photo credit: Jonathan Herre

Jennifer opens up her heart to share the story of her divorce, which, as she described, “felt like the future I had planned was no longer valid.” She got the rug pulled out from under her, and has learned so much in the process, including the realization that she had given up a lot of her own autonomy and being out of alignment with herself.

Jennifer talks about the loss of the relationship she had with her in-laws and that sense of belonging she had when she was married.

Out of trauma, though, comes so much beauty, and Jennifer has discovered much since her divorce. She’s rethinking having kids, and is moved by the idea of being a “good mom.” She’s figuring out just how resilient she is. She’s exploring how she can be better to herself, be more aware, be more thought, be more present. She’s learning to shift her mindset and make choices for herself about traditions, even “reclaiming memories so they don’t hold the weight of the past.”

Finally, we talk about self-care after the loss of a relationship, grounding practices, the details we miss in our comfort zones, “good things” folders, and so much more. I’ll leave the rest for you to explore within the episode! For anyone who’s ever been through a break-up, this episode is a must-listen. I’m so proud of Jennifer, and I think you’ll be too.

Thanks to Jennifer for sharing her story!

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