New Starts

I am currently visiting a buddy of mine who is making a new start for himself. His wife has recently divorced him and given him custody of their two young sons. Their last communication wasn’t even verbal. It was in the form of the divorce papers through her lawyer. According to common friends, she has started her life over and is DATING!!

I think that over all he is doing well. His sons also seem to have adjusted to the absence of their mother (whom they haven’t seen since she left). I think that my buddy is doing well in helping them to adjust to their new life. He also has them going to therapy so that they can express their emotions to a psychologist. Although he has told them they can talk to him about anything, he feels that maybe someone who is better adept at these types of situations would be able to guide them through their confusion and anger.

One of the things that Chris has stated is  when you are surrounded by loved ones (siblings, family and friends) some of the mountains become mole hills, and rather than having to climb them, we help each other stomp them out.

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6 Responses to “New Starts”

  1. Lemuel Says:

    Your buddy will need support and help. My heart goes out to him. I hope that you will be there for him.
    His ex-wife needs help – and perhaps a good slap upside the head.

  2. Peter Says:

    My prayers go out to your friend, it will be a struggle to raise a family and going to work in the mean time. But with the help of friends, family and other loved ones he can make that new start.

    There’s one blessing in all of this, they stay in their own surroundings, so they don’t need to get used to new digs too.

  3. Urspo Says:

    Amen to that; there is nothing like a support network when things are bad.

  4. Stephen Says:

    Heartfelt prayers for your friend and his boys. Thank goodness you are there to lend support, love, and hugs.

  5. BearToast Joe Says:

    Oh my goodness, what a situation. Glad you, and others, are there for support. He sounds like a man gaining in wisdom, daily. Hourly!

    He is making wise steps.

    Family, “Family”, friends, community: all give us support. If we let them.

  6. Steven Says:

    He will need support even if he doesn’t expressly ask for it. And sometimes that support is just to know that what he has always had with his friends still exists despite the divorce. So continue to do the normal things and maybe even try new things. Maybe the friends can enjoy a night out to dinner…even with the kids.

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