Sorry I have not been updating this blog as much as I had hoped. Life has a way of interfering with any grand project but I am still here and looking into more ways to help guys cope after divorce!
I did want to just make a quick post about the floods in Queensland Australia which has held my attention for weeks here in Sydney. I have seen so many heart breaking stories, but also so many acts of heroism, and just kind heartedness.
I thought about the families that have lost their businesses and their entire homes and are left now with nothing and hoping for the insurance companies to be good to their word … but even then, their HOME is gone not just the house. The place of memories and laughter and everything they hold dear gone in a torrent of flooding waters.
It reminded me of a divorce in a way, the absolute sense of loss and grief … and yet I see hope through these tears and hurt behind stoic eyes on th news stories. They know this is not the end, or will do in time. they, like any divorced man must face a period of grief to come to terms with such a loss because they have to, because it is the only way.
Nature however is sometimes easier to understand than women and relationships though because it is a mindless destructive energy, but the basics of grief are still the same.
The other aspect I thought of was the huge amount of support that we are giving to our fellow Australians in this period of crisis in terms of money and emotional and physical support. This is where men after divorce often get the rough end of the stuck by not having any great amount of support, or refusing it when it is offered.
But no matter how great the support it still comes down to each individual to be able to grieve, and move on after any disaster no matter how destructive in their life. We all have that amazing ability inside of us, it can just be harder to find sometimes than we can imagine.
I am a believer in some crude sort of karma though. I think a generosity of spirit comes back to you in multitudes more of happiness and opportunity. So here is what I am going to do for my part.
I am going to donate half of my entire earnings from my Men After Divorce ebook from today until the end of February to the Queensland state government’s charity fund appeal as my way to help anyone who buys my book and for all the folks in Queensland.
If you do no purchase a copy of my book, I do implore you to donate something even very small to this appeal which you can do through this link: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html
Some videos of the flood: