Wallowing in self-loathing is never a good thing. It stifles growth, prevents healing, and fosters negativity. Just ask Wendy Sterling.
Wendy Sterling is a divorce recovery specialist, certified theta healing practitioner, podcaster, writer, author, and speaker. She is the founder of The Divorce Rehab™, where she helps women recover from the pain of divorce by finding their true identity and voice to design a life that they choose and love from a place of confidence.
In this world, nothing is permanent. This is a fact that Wendy Sterling knows too well. After all, Wendy divorced her husband of 15 years.
Studies show that an estimated 41% of all first marriages end in divorce and Wendy Sterling found herself just another number in this unfortunate statistic. After spending most of her adult life with the same person—her partner and the father of her kids—she realized that she barely recognizes herself without him.
Here’s the silver lining, Wendy eventually found herself during the process of healing. She was also able to realize her true purpose and that is to help other divorcees recover from the pain of separation.
In this episode, we will take a closer look at how Wendy’s experiences enabled her to find her true self and empower others in the process.
In This Episode
- Understand the intricacies of divorce from someone who’s experienced it
- Learn how to set proper boundaries in a relationship
- Identify when it’s time to get a divorce
- Discover how you can bounce back and recover after a divorce
“I was happily married for about 15 years and it was one of those situations where, you know, the universe kinda gut-punched me into believing that something felt off.” [02:41]
“I didn’t know who I was without this man in my life. The reason being that it had occurred to me that I literally only saw me through his eyes. So, if he was happy, I was happy. If he was sad, I was sad, you know, and I was always the person, I was, the people please are right. It was what everybody else had wanted.” [06:34]
“You felt fear, but you were like, okay. I asked for the divorce. That was scary, but I survived and I’m okay. And now, and now here I am.” [18:50]
“We always grow. You know, when we, when we do something out of our comfort zone, you know, life begins out of our comfort. Beyond our comfort zone.” [19:24]
“The boundaries are intended to actually improve relationships and communication versus the opposite. Right. And I think that’s why people are so afraid.” [28:12]