Dear Divorcée- Beware of Pride

Dear Divorcée,

Divorce delivers many challenging life changes. We learn to deal with our out of control emotions and a host of new tasks. It is very important that we do not allow pride to override the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of ourselves and our family.

“The end of a matter is better that its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” -Ecclesiastes 7:8

Coming out of a marriage causes unexpected emotions of all sorts to rise between both individuals. Oftentimes, there can be a sense of competition between mates. It is important to recognize what is happening and don’t allow pride to overcome you because it can be detrimental to your divorce recovery.

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” – Proverbs 16:18

As you walk along your divorce journey, don’t be defined by other people’s opinions, beliefs or views. Do what is right for you and your children. Put pride aside, and focus on real issues and real needs.

Be proactive in setting up and recognizing the various support systems that you need. Don’t be afraid, embarrassed or too prideful to ask for help or support when needed. 


Andrea M. Stuckey












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