You become powerful when your self respect is stronger than your feelings.
My soon-to-be-ex husband (5 years married, 8 years together) left me for his coworker he rendezvoused with on a work trip. I was absolutely devastated and didn’t want to get a divorce. Although we had a few issues, infidelity was not one of them. The night he left I vowed to reclaim the wholeness I sacrificed to make him feel full.
It’s been almost three months since he left. Yesterday, I received an email from him telling me that he made a grave mistake and life without me is miserable and that he wants to work on us.
I stared at that email and noticed that it made my skin crawl. After 3 months of pouring into myself and healing, I am so much happier alone. I’ve decided that I won’t be responding to his email and I’m meeting with a lawyer on Monday to continue the divorce process.
Ladies, if you don’t do the inner work you won’t be able to set boundaries and protect your precious heart. You have to know your worth. No amount of podcasts, strategies, books, etc. will make up for the necessary healing work that will force you to walk away from situations that don’t serve you. Choose. Your. Self.