Mended Hearts
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Mended Hearts

I Lost a Family, Not Just a Spouse

Keeping or Losing Family Ties in a Divorce

Photo by Zoriana Stakhniv on Unsplash

I’ve heard the age-old saying that you don’t just marry a person, you marry into a family. This is especially true in cultures with a more collectivistic upbringing. You grow up closely around your cousins, aunts, uncles, and this extends all the way up to the grandparents’ generation.

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As we grow older, we tend to have our hearts broken many times in many ways. But through all the pain, we also become stronger, learn to cope in healthy manners, and heal from the damage. Let’s share the stories that broke us and how we moved forward and mended our hearts.

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Sandy Maximus

Sandy Maximus

An academic, a mom, and a wanna-be writer with a wide range of interests from travel to tennis, personal stories, and life lessons. Top writer in Travel.