Holding Onto Your Joy Through a Divorce With Connie Monroe
When you’re going through a divorce, it’s easy to lose your joy. You feel like you have every right to be down in the dumps.
This was certainly true for Connie Monroe, who threw herself a pity party with wine and cigarettes every night after work during her divorce.
But when she found out that her cousin had been diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis was not good, Connie had an AHA moment.
She realized that divorce was not going to kill her, and it was an insult to her cousin to wallow. She recognized that joy was a choice.
And in 2008, Connie left her corporate finance career to build Monroe Coaching, a transformational coaching practice that helps women navigate fertility issues and divorce.
On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Connie joins Katherine to discuss her book, Holding Onto Joy Through Abandonment and Divorce.
Connie shares the story of her own infertility issues, her husband’s infidelity and their attempt to reconcile that ended in divorce.
Listen in for Connie’s advice on being completely honest with yourself about your marriage and learn how to avoid bickering over the small stuff and choose joy during a divorce.
What it means to ‘hold onto joy’ through a divorce
How each of the 12 chapters in Connie’s book offers a strategy for holding onto joy
The AHA moment Connie realized divorce was not going to kill her
How to set an intention each morning to avoid bickering over the small stuff in divorce
The story of Connie’s infertility issues, her husband’s infidelity and their attempt to reconcile
How Connie decided to pursue divorce once she uncovered her ex-husband’s double life
Connie’s advice around being completely honest with yourself about your marriage
How the skills Connie learned working in corporate finance inform her work as a divorce coach
The mistakes Connie made with finances in her marriage (despite working in the space)
Connie’s top advice for listeners considering divorce
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