I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article. I could have used this when I went through my divorce. Even though five years have passed and I am happily remarried, this article still helped me. Thank you so much for posting it.
During my divorce, a meaningful activity was taking a nurse refresher course. I loved it, and it gave me optimism that there was something out there that I really loved to do. There was something that made me happy besides being married to a man who didn't love me anyway. lol Gaining autonomy has been harder. I am still working on it. My spiritual beliefs are just coming alive now after five years.
I, too, was about to give up and overdosed on a prescription tranquilizer given to me by my dr. at the time. It really isn't possible to become spiritual and happy on addictive medication.
For anyone going through a divorce, there is real happiness afterwards. These four principles say it all on how to overcome the pain of divorce and other similar types of great stressors in life.