Divorce often drapes a period of darkness over one's life that clouds his/her perspective.  This could lead one to believe that love is unobtainable or simply nonexistent. 

So, before I offer suggestions about where one might find love, I'm going to start this article by just asking, "What is love anyway?"

Life and death are two very important aspects of our existence.  Yet, many of us have little time on a daily basis to appraise the life we live or deliberate over how quickly it could be taken away.  However, it isn't really necessary to overthink our existence, rather to respect the life we are given by living it to it's fullest.

Times change.  People, families, relationships all change.  We may look back with some regrets, but mostly our destiny is much like a foggy path we are meant to take.  In doing so, the changes are difficult to judge as simply right or wrong since they impact so many things in our life. 

Mistakes, sin, loss and hate are all part of our humanity.  No matter how much we value the goodness our faith provides us, at some point we experience a massive dent in just about everything we believe.

No matter how much we hear of the power of good, seeing is believing.  Some of the most inspiring demonstrations of that are stories and instances where someone persevered and rose above their critics and/or setbacks to achieve greatness. While we shouldn't rely on such proof to believe in a higher goodness, it's really awesome when something happens that inspires us to keep going.  

When anything develops over a gradual period of time, it's difficult to accept an immediate change that affects it.  It's especially difficult when the change is specific to whatever initiated it.

There are many things in life that can break us. These are the things that really make us question our life, our choices and our beliefs.  They cause many of us to lose our confidence, change our life and forget how to be ourselves.

None of us fall in love and marry with plans to divorce.  We may have prenuptial agreements as legal protection since nearly half of marriages are reported to end in divorce.  But, in our hearts we feel it will not happen to us.  

Most world religions have an opposing view on the matter of divorce.  However, most marriages have at least one or both spouses who identify with some religion or faith.  It helps to know the statistics regarding Americans affected by divorce and religion and what is expected by the most common religions and faiths to establish acceptance for divorce or annulment.

It’s incredibly difficult to get through something like divorce without concerns about the past and future.  Most of us struggle with some part of the divorce and in a way that can seem crippling to our ability to move forward.  This is where my story begins...