• Beth posted an update in the group Group logo of Silver LiningsSilver Linings 1 year, 8 months ago

    My greatest silver lining was my divorce at age 28 after 4 years of an unhappy marriage with cheating and money worries and general deep unhappiness. It forced me off my “yard stick” where I measured and judged myself based on looks, job title, and money. And I learned that nobody can take the place of my own love for myself – if I don’t have…[Read more]

    • Wow! I love hearing stories like this. I’m married a second time, but I honestly believe I could still be married to my ex if we had a similar time apart and back together again. I wouldn’t admit that to my current husband, but as my first husband has said “how do you just stop loving someone?” and it’s true. I am happy for my ex that he has…[Read more]

    • I love happy endings! Thanks for sharing, Beth.

  • Thelma posted an update in the group Group logo of Silver LiningsSilver Linings 1 year, 8 months ago

    My greatest “silver lining” was my mother’s illness. In 1999, when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and still lived on her own, I became her caretaker. I quit my job at a time my company was downsizing, and “somehow” received a severance package (wasn’t “supposed to” since it was my decision to go) which led to a much freer life. At the time, I…[Read more]