Getting divorced has left you feeling lonely, lost in your quest for answers and a bowl of ice cream, and searching for a clear path to divorce recovery where you can feel good about yourself again. What you’re feeling has a purpose and needs the proper solution to get you back on your feet.
Perhaps you’ve tried dating again, only to realize that you’re not ready to get back out there. You’ve passed hours venting to friends and family over bottles of wine, but that still doesn’t resolve the loneliness you feel. This divorce recovery website, created by Dawn Wiggins, will help you process and then let go of those negative emotions you’re feeling, heal your life and recover from your divorce with the right support system and guidance
I’ve spent the bulk of my career as a licensed marriage & family therapist and EMDR therapist in Florida.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve gathered up all the most important healing tools and put them in a place where I can share them with you…and I can’t wait to get to know you better and watch you blossom into this next chapter of your life.
I began this divorce recovery work because I’ve seen so many people destroyed by divorce when I KNOW it can be a catalyst to your best life. (I’ve even experienced it myself, along with infertility struggles.) My mission is to help women – individually and through support groups filled with incredibly brave women – so they can break the cycle and experience love and belonging. It would be my honor to help you on your journey.
You might have landed on my website because you’re struggling with codependency, loneliness, grief, anxiety or intimacy.
Or you might not even realize what brought you here. We’ve all heard the saying it’s just the tip of the iceberg, right? Just as the majority of the mass of the iceberg lies below the surface, so do most of our emotions, behavioral patterns and earlier traumas that we never properly healed from, recognized or, in some cases, remember at all.
We heal through knowing in a deep, meaningful way, and once we become aware, once we know, then we can apply. And we can do or undo, learn or unlearn (that “un” is usually just as important). And we can shift.
You are worth every minute and every ounce of work that you put into your divorce recovery. This divorce doesn’t have to define who you are. Your marriage failed, but that doesn’t make you a failure. The weight of divorce can be heavy and shouldering it yourself can feel all-consuming, isolating, and terribly burdensome.
Divorce is a substantial and significant loss, and sometimes it’s hard to see outside of the raw emotion you’re feeling. That’s where bringing in someone like me to lift you out of the fog and to help you heal is the best choice you can make for yourself. You don’t need to figure this out on your own.
The Path To Healing Takes Time
I know you are struggling to believe in your worth. Part of you is in shock that this could have happened to you. And, part of you is devastated that they could just leave. It’s hard to imagine how you could ever truly love or be loved the way you want again.
When your marriage ended, your life as you knew it ended. Marriage, and now divorce, have held your focus for so long, and now that it’s over, it feels impossible to know what’s next.
There are so many new decisions and responsibilities you’re having to make on your own for the first time in so long, and you have no idea where to start. The trauma of your divorce has you terrified and overwhelmed of making the wrong choices. And the end of your marriage means the end of all of your normal routines.
As impossible as if feels to recover from your divorce, the truth is that getting divorce was an end, but it can also be a beginning. With experienced guidance and support, divorcing can be your opportunity for a positive new start.