UNSTEADY – SC Podcast EP_12

1 month ago I had a moment of clarity, and made one of the biggest decisions of my life – I filed for a separation/divorce. It was an extremely difficult decision. I prayed every night for a sign from my Higher Power to let me know that this was the right choice for me and my family. And a week ago I got it… I found out that my husband had already moved on.

Now, I am trying to maneuver through the ever changing landscape of my life.

I hope that you really enjoy this episode and gather up some new tools – and as always, don’t forget to check out all the other great podcasts on the SRN Network.

PODCAST LINKS

It’s Time to Open My Parachute – Before I got sober, I did not know that I had a parachute. I did not understand that I could change the course of my life at any time and for any reason at all. I did not feel that I had that power.

The 5 Stages of Grief & Loss – The stages of grief and morning are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life, across many cultures. Mourning occurs in response to an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or animal.

grief

PODCAST MUSIC

Unsteady – X Ambassadors

Mama, come here
Approach, appear
Daddy, I’m alone
‘Cause this house don’t feel like home

If you love me, don’t let go
Whoa, if you love me, don’t let go

Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Mother, I know
That you’re tired of being alone
Dad, I know you’re trying
To fight when you feel like flying

But if you love me, don’t let go
Whoa, if you love me, don’t let go

Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Abbie says:

    Hey, Maggie, I just listened to the podcast. That song “unsteady” is perfect. I was the one to file, twice. You’re right. Nobody gets married intending to divorce.
    The main reason I filed (afterexhausting every other feasible option) was a number of things, but the common thread, I discovered was that they were sex/porn addicts, and absolutely not willing to do anything about it.
    Anyway, you’re doing as well as anyone under the circumstances. Divorce is harder than death, cos the person is still there, but not.
    Sending big big hugs.

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    1. Thank you Abbie!! And thank you for the chat the other day. Big hugs back at ya!

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  2. Christine says:

    I found my way here after you commented on my blog post, one year through divorce. I think you are so amazing! Such courage to speak your truth and share so openly with others. You may not realize the profound impact you have on another by sharing as you do, but thank you so much. I can relate to so much of what you shared. I wish you much peace, grace, and learning through your own journey as well. You got this 🙂

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  3. Barry M. says:

    Hello, just a quick post to thank you for your pod cast. I am newly separated from my wife and the grief is unbearable at times. But, through the tools I’ve acquired in “the rooms” of recovery, I am leaning on my Higher Power and my small fellowship of friends to help me through this sober. Yes, divorce sucks and it hurts like nothing I’ve experienced before BUT, I know I will make it through this and come out the other side as a better and more loving person. I’ve done a ton of reading about dealing with loss (grief) and I’ve taken away 3 valuable lessons… 1) You cannot go above, under, or around grief- you must go THROUGH it. 2) Grief (and loss) is supposed to be painful and emotionally draining; its ok to cry and be sad; don’t beat yourself up for not feeling better fast. And maybe most importantly, 3) THINGS WILL EVENTUALLY GET BETTER!! That is a promise. (Who knows, our HP might even have something much cooler in store for us…) Hang in there, stay well, and keep trudging!! You are a superstar!!

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    1. Thank you so very much for your comment and advice! I really appreciate it. Sending BIG hugs!

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