Ask a yoga teacher #2 (Surviving Divorce and Break-ups)

Daniel,

Things have not been going very well I’m sorry to say. I never expected to lose my home, my job and my spouse all at one time. I know you went through something similar. You seemed to do OK. Any advice would be welcome as I know you’ve been down this road.

your friend

M

There is no quick fix. Don’t bother looking for one.

Take the first job that is offered to you. Stay with friends then take the first apartment or room to rent that you feel safe in. None of this is permanent.

Stay busy. Say yes to every offer you get to hang out with friends or strangers. Call people if they don’t call you.

Watch comedies and read uplifting books.

Stay busy!

Do everything on that list in your head of things you couldn’t do before this happened.

Somewhere there is a voice inside of you giving you the best possible advice. It’s just hard to hear over the screaming.

If you can, let go and drift.

Float in the stream with your eyes closed.

You are headed in the right direction.

You are at the beginning of an incredible journey. Some of it’s going to suck terribly. But you are going to be so proud of yourself when you look back at this and see how well you fared the storm.

This is an e-mail I sent to a long-time friend. It is not meant to be a substitute for legal or therapeutic advice on the subject of divorce.


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