When I went through my divorce nearly six years ago, I wasn’t on Facebook yet. Twitter? Hadn’t even heard of it.
Unfortunately, I didn’t know anyone in “real life” who I could talk to about divorce, at least not in the “been there, done that” sense. It wasn’t until I started blogging that I connected with others who had been divorced. I took great comfort in reading other people’s blogs and was touched by the readers who wrote to me saying that my story resonated with them.
This week, I was able to connect two women (shout out to N. and J.!) who had a lot in common in terms of their stories (unhealthy marriages all around, plus some special circumstances in common). I’d never met either of these women, but I had connected with each of them via this blog, Facebook, and/or twitter, and then I “introduced” them. The power of the internet, people!
My point is, please don’t go through divorce alone! This week, I started a “link love” page where I’m collecting relevant links. If you have a divorce-related blog, please let me know about it. If you’ve thought about starting your own divorce blog but don’t feel like you have the time, I’d love to host some of your writing here!
Head on over to check out the links, and don’t be shy about connecting with me or the other bloggers. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing information about your divorce online, you can always use a pseudonym on blogs and/or Twitter.
“Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.”
—Rene Daumal, French writer
- Are there any other blogs or sites that I should add to my links page?