By Kimberly Pryor Wilkes, Author and Creator of The Rebuilding Your Life After Divorce DVDs
This one’s for you if you suffered through a divorce. If you thought you’d found the love of your life only to have it all fall apart, only to realize you had to begin—or will have to begin—the search for love again from scratch.
This is for all the newly single people and the single moms and dads.
This love letter is for you if you need some hope, some proof that the storm clouds are behind you and the rainbow is around the next bend. Some proof that your efforts to find love again will pay off or that you will have the courage to start dating again.
Remember this: you are strong. You CAN get through the nights alone.
You are strong enough to smile outwardly when you have to talk with your ex about the kids even though inwardly you’re still fuming over the way you were hurt by his or her actions.
You are strong enough to get through the next bad date. And to know that even if the next really good date doesn’t call or doesn’t accept your invite for another dinner, you will move on. You will say Next Fish in the Sea, please.
You are smart enough to know that it’s better to spend a night hugging your teddy bear than to spend a night with the wrong person and risk getting into a bad relationship just so that you don’t have to be alone.
You are smart enough to know that you don’t have all the knowledge, smart enough to search for ways to heal the pain of your divorce and ways to give your next relationship a real shot at lasting forever.
You are smart enough to know that you don’t need another person to feel whole.
You are complete on your own, a unique, wonderful person who will find love again once you truly and completely discover how to love the person who needs your love the most—yourself.