This is the new man in my life after my divorce.

Like it? Share it!

Today I woke up to a flat battery in my little red Mini as I had accidentally left the car door open a little over night so I jumped in my daughter’s old banger – a Peugeot 206 and headed to work in Caterham.

On my way home I bought a pair of jump leads and pondered how I was going to sort out my Mini as the boot door wouldn’t open, where the battery lives, as the car had no power whatsoever, and then I had to work out how to open the bonnet on a Peugeot 206 as it’s a French car to attach the jump start leads. (Thank God for Google is all I can say!)

So let me introduce you to the new man in my life – he taught me how to jump start a Mini on YouTube and I did it all by myself thanks to him! I feel elated, empowered and over the moon……. Then I drove the car around the block to build up the charge on it making sure tomorrow it would start first time.

Then I decided to buy a new hubcap for my daughter’s Peugeot on ebay and a new driver’s seat as it’s been broken awhile now and without a man around I decided to do that myself as well.

From the emotional roller coaster of surviving while learning to thrive through a divorce, to coping with empty nest syndrome, moving house and learning to sort out flat batteries to a Excel Spreadsheets the learning keeps on and will probably never stop.

You, like me, have probably found the challenges insurmountable at 3am in the morning but as I continue to exercise my competence my confidence grows.

Of course I don’t like the unexpected turn my life took a couple of years ago, as it’s so full of uncertainty but I ALWAYS have a choice in how I handle the challenges and changes and today is one small personal victory.

If you’d like to work with me creating your more compelling and competent future I do a technique called a One Page Profile which is all about learning to move from “Surviving To Thriving” through the Crazy Time of Divorce, but maybe I should offer car mechanic workshops instead  ( just joking!!!)

Click here => Divorce is a process NOT an event – my technique to make the transition easier.



Related Articles

The Sue Atkins

Parenting Show

Discussing every possible aspect of parenting, giving you advice and support on topics which affect your daily life. Each free, weekly episode is bursting with practical tips, techniques and ideas.

Hi, I'm Sue Atkins

I will teach you my no-nonsense, simple techniques & give you hundreds of my expert parenting articles, videos & podcasts so you can get back to the business of having fun with your family!

As Seen or heard in