I loved this post today by Abbye!
No one is perfect in life, we all make mistakes, but if we really want to co parent to the best of our abilities, we need to let things go, move on, and not let it define who we are!
AS I HAVE SPENT TIME REFLECTING OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS OR SO OF MY LIFE, TALKING WITH OTHER FRIENDS WHO ARE IN THE SAME CO-PARENTING WORLD AS I AM AND TRYING MY BEST NOT TO IRREPARABLY SCREW UP MYSELF AND MY KIDS, I HAVE REALIZED SOMETHING.
WE ARE REALLY GOOD AT LABELING OURSELVES + EACH OTHER.
Lie #2: I am the divorced woman. I am alone. I am the scorned man. My home is broken. She is a cheater. He is a deadbeat dad. We are failures, liars, damaged goods, unworthy.
We wear those awful titles like badges… shamefully saying “This is who I am, now! This is how it always will be because bad things happened and now look at us!”
Life is going to happen despite our best-laid plans to avoid the uncomfortable bits and pieces that fall out of the pages of our dream journals. There…
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