Things Are Looking Up

I gave Bob an updated copy of the book manuscript for Happily Divorced and he’s been through a lot of it. So far, we’re on a MUCH better path. And to come through my rewrite, I did what I’ve always done since we divorced. I honored the golden rule. I did my best to put myself in his shoes and read it through his eyes. Then I edited it dramatically while preserving the story.

I am convinced this is the secret folks. This is the ingredient that can improve all of our interpersonal relationships. Just don’t wait too long before you apply it.

Big things are coming this year for this book and the message it carries. I hope you’ll all accompany me on the journey.

Peace and love,

T

Happily Divorced – The Overhaul

This weekend’s goal… FINISH HAPPILY DIVORCED BOOK OVERHAUL. You all might be wondering if I’m every really going to publish this book I’ve been talking about and working on for years. The truth is I shelved it for about 8 months while I contemplated how I might rewrite major portions of it. If you’re friends of mine or my son’s dad, you may have noticed that Bob became very unhappy with some of the things I had written and released on my blog. He was very distraught and found that he could no longer endorse this project going forward. He also questioned our entire friendship.

I nearly scrapped the whole project. What good is telling our story of success as co-parents and preserving our friendship all these years if when it is all said and done, publishing a book about it wrecks all of that?

So I stepped back and began rereading each chapter trying my best to put myself in Bob’s shoes. As I did this, I rewrote substantial portions of the book. I have removed several posts which have been substantially rewritten and left the ones which were more benign… I think.  I will be finishing my edits this weekend. And then I will ask Bob to take another look to see if he can support it. I really hope he can as I do think our story could help so many divorced parents and children of divorce who may be struggling to have positive relationships and achieve happiness. I also want my friend back. Wish me luck. I really do have the best intentions at heart.

-Teresa