Now that I'm on my own can I be tough enough to survive, yet preserve a tender spirit? How do I deal with all of these intense feelings? How do I make this house my home? Formerly a Wife, written by one who has been there, will help women in the post-divorce phase of their lives to confront a myriad of issues including identity, self-worth, pain and memories, new responsibilities, making healthy choices, and admitting their feelings without feeding them. Paperback.
Formerly a Wife, written by one who has been there, will help women in the post-divorce phase of their lives to: admit their feelings without feeding them, make healthy choices for survival and beyond, confront a myriad of issues including identity and self-worth, pain and memories, and the burden of new responsibilities. First support and comfort; then preparation and equipping to help the newly divorced woman take the first steps of survival and growth. Now that I'm on my own...Can I be tough enough to survive, yet preserve a tender spirit? How do I deal with all of these intense feelings? How do I make this house my home? Organized in an easy-reference, question/answer format, Formerly a Wife (1) provides support and comfort for the newly divorced woman (2) prepares and equips her for the unfamiliar territory ahead and (3) helps her take the first steps of survival toward becoming the person God is forming her to be.
WELBY O'BRIEN holds a teaching degree from Biola University and a Master's Degree in counseling from Portland State University. Having personally experienced grief, divorce and PTSD, she has authored Good-bye for Now, and Formerly A Wife, as well as LOVE OUR VETS: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD. She is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery, and Shepherding Women in Pain.Welby initiated and facilitates the national support network called "Love Our Vets: PTSD Family Support. LLC" ( www.loveourvets.org). Actively involved in leadership and teaching for over 30 years, Welby has also been a welcomed guest on radio and television, as well as a featured 'expert' in video productions. She was recently honored as Woman of the Month by Oregon Women's Report. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon. www.welbyo.com Join her Love Our Vets PTSD Family Support page on Facebook www.facebook.com/LoveOurVetsPtsdFamilySupport.