I’m a recently divorced guy. I served an honorable mission (heck, I was even an A.P!), got married in the temple to my high school sweetheart, was married for 7 years, had 2 beautiful little girls… and my marriage decayed and fell apart. I did all the things that I thought I should be doing, but it still didn’t work out quite right.
I found myself quite frustrated. Bishops, church leaders, authors, etc… have plenty to say about keeping your family together.
But what happens when it just doesn’t work?
What happens when you one day find yourself single again?
I felt very alienated. Very alone.
“Well,________(insert my name here)____”, counseled my bishop, “just stay close to the Lord”.
That’s the extent of the advice I recieved on how to succeed as a newly divorced daddy.
After some time of living some life, learning some lessons, and still looking for more and better answers, I decided that it was time to assemble some kind of resource for all of the divorced LDS guys out there, who just want to have a good life, but are feeling alienated, confused, angry, depressed, and all that good stuff.
Here is what I’m hoping for: that this blog can become a catalog of “what I’ve learned about how to be happy/successful as a newly divorced LDS guy”. I hope you’ll take a moment and share your most poingiant insights with us. Keep it anonymous, but just to give it an air of legitimacy, why don’t you include your real age, city, and state… and occupation. That’s it though. I’ll interject a few of my own as we go along, but I realize that there is much more collective wisdom out there among you all than I could ever hope to generate on my own.
Salt Lake City, Utah