In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families.Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio.We sat down at a table in the back of the restaurant and three minutes later, an extremely attractive single mom sat down next to us with her two young children.Why this woman chose this restaurant on this night at this late time is beyond comprehension, but I won’t judge.In this week’s Love Essentially, published yesterday in Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press, I give tips for coping with jealousy and insecurity. Because the relationship seems so perfect, and because they feel they have a lot to lose should things end, it’s natural for people to experience fear and vulnerability in serious relationships.Two Words That Will Surely Ruin Your Amazing Romantic Relationship by Jackie Pilossoph It’s every girl’s definition of bliss. While these emotions are understandable – even healthy, they can unleash two things that lurk at the edges of every relationship: jealousy and insecurity.However, that feeling of jealousy or envy may not be about wanting to reconcile with your ex but rather about wanting to be in an intimate relationship.You may be feeling jealous of what you see your ex now enjoying.
I’ve written blogs in the past about both bad and good behavior that men and women exhibit while going through a divorce. Part of coping with divorce is sometimes telling ourselves things that will soothe our pain and make us feel better about our situation, our decisions and our actions. For as many people who are telling you it was his/her fault, there are that many people telling him or her it was yours. He or she has to say that because you are paying him or her. Even if I could find a way, I’d never be interested in checking out my ex’s profile on dating sites or on facebook. I didn’t want him back so all I could do was just say, “I’m really happy for you.” And I was happy for him.It actually made my life easier to just let it be and not make a stink over it.