Kelly McMasters on Growing Through Leaving Her Marriage
Grow Through It: Divorce & Heartbreak
Kelly McMasters, author of The Leaving Season, was living in the country in a beautiful rural setting, had opened up a bookstore, and was raising her children. This was the life of her dreams, except her marriage was unsustainable.
She made the difficult decision to close her bookshop, leave her home, leave the country, and leave her marriage.
Every leaving is a beginning and Kelly needed a community, friends, and a network of trust to help her grow through it.
She moved with her children to a small apartment in suburbia and learned that while she was waiting to get through her list of things that would make life perfect again, her children were actually experiencing their childhood. They were making memories in the home she had created, even if it wasn’t the home of her dreams.
Her advice is to find communities of support; you can’t do it by yourself. And don’t be afraid to let people see you fail; the only way to build community is to be vulnerable. She only wishes she had done it sooner.