Ep. 185 The Divorce Wound: Restoration and Redemption with Leisse Wilcox and Elliott Anderson, MA - Dr. Karin Anderson Abrell - Love and Life Podcast

Ep. 185 The Divorce Wound: Restoration and Redemption with Leisse Wilcox and Elliott Anderson, MA

Divorce is brutal. The wound it leaves is deep and lasting. Can we find restoration and redemption after the death of a marriage? Can we resuscitate a demolished heart?

Leisse Wilcox and Elliott Anderson discuss the profound grief inherent to divorce. They hold space for the hurting. They honor the loss and pain.

And simultaneously, they invite you on a healing journey.

Specifically, they discuss:

  • The primal wound vs. the divorce wound.
  • Pain, shame, and blame surrounding divorce—and the gender differences Elliott has noticed in his work with couples.
  • Leisse observes divorce can trigger the primal wound, causing us to swim in a “soup” of shame and pain.
  • How divorce exacerbates the chronic “not enoughness” women feel.
  • The parallels between divorce and death.
  • The “zombie state” of divorce—the marriage is dead, but your ex is not.
  • Elliott discusses how divorce leaves a spiritual wound and splits your psyche.
  • Leisse compares divorce to cancer; she has endured both.
  • We share strategies for dating a divorced man with children.

Healing is a journey, not a destination. No one would pick the path of divorce. But restoration is possible; redemption is available. And, this road, though horribly painful, can help bring us home to ourselves.

Leisse Wilcox

Website: https://leissewilcox.com/

Rev. Elliott Anderson, M.A.

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Dr. Karin

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