You still mad or nah?! LOL yes, I meant to use that vernacular. I used it to put emphasis on the little you that’s still big mad about the DIVORCE. Yeah, she/he cheated and you’re devastated, infuriated, hurt, betrayed, broken, depressed and maybe even confused as to how you got here but now you are so deal with it and move on. How long are gonna stay mad about it, until you’re sick and die? Nah, nope not me… I’m moving on, ok!
Now this might touch a nerve with some but to me if you’re still mad you’re not over him or the situation and until then they still have power over you. Meanwhile, he’s just not that into you anymore or wants to have his cake and eat it too. Yes, it takes time to heal from the hurt but how long will you stay sulking and mad? You’ve still got life so LIVE! Every time you fuss you give them the power to control your emotions and further bring you to a deep dark place. And all for what? Nothing! They’re not in your presence or hung up the phone and you’re still pissing mad.
Now I’m no therapist but I had to make a decision to not get mad about what I couldn’t control. Wish I knew this when it was me because I was mad, confused, hurt, disappointed, I could list a number of adjectives to explain how I was feeling during that time. At the time I could only lean on God because only in His presence did I felt relieved. There was comfort And relief felt in prayer and worship not just at church but even at home. Problem was I couldn’t keep that feeling consistent so I lashed out at my kids or anyone close to me. Every now and again my sister would say, ” hey you good because we didn’t do it”. (Who gonna check me boo?!) I had to get my emotions in check because hurting the people who still loved me, depended on me. I had no idea how I was making other feel. It woke me up it’s just unfortunate that it took me almost a year to see it.
I had to trust the process and God to deliver from the depression I was in. I let go and let God, giving up control allowed for Him to work and for me to just focus on Him. To be honest I’m still on the journey…
I had to realize what I can’t control is how my ex behaved or how he runs his house or who he brings the kids around. What I can do is respectfully state my concerns but then I’ve got to let it go and pray that I’ve been heard. Initially, I thought we could be ‘friendly’ but that just caused confusion and muckiness for me like, there maybe one more chance but I knew in my heart there wasn’t. Reconciliation wasn’t an option. We’re cordial and present a united front with the kids at least 88% of the time. Don’t get me wrong his family is still mine and mine his but if it ain’t about the kids school, activities or their general needs what we talking about? Our lives are S-E-P-A-R-A-T-E and I’m not responding to any of the 5 W’s. Like NeNe said: “THE DOOR IS CLOSED!”. Now I’m not saying some times you’re not gonna get upset or irritated but quickly move on because health is wealth and stress and anxiety can cause you sickness and disease. I don’t wanna be sick of nobody okay especially not my ex. I need us both healthy and happy so we can provide for our kids. I could never figure out why people are so mad to the point of hating their ex. Making themselves and the person they used to love or chose to lay down with so uncomfortable. Seriously, you used to be in love at one time- IN L-O-V-E. I don’t hate my ex, I love him I just hate what happened.
Find out what brings you happiness and slowly start incorporating it into your daily life. Being angry will have you lashing out at your kids when they did nothing at all. You got divorced not them. They deserve 2 people who are willing to do the utmost when it comes to seeking their well being. Kids are resilient and they will recover just like you will but they need their parents to show them love and attention.
“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Nehemiah 8:10 KJV
Get to joy and live your BEST life each and everyday. Don’t let being big mad make you lose sight of you being the best YOU!
Here’s a song to remind to not go back and forth with….NOBODY. (Sorry saint but this song just suits the moment so give me some grace, it’s what Jesus would do😜.