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  • Writer's pictureDianne McKim

Heartache and Hope

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Heartache in my life helped so many others!

Everyone loves a story. Stories can take us away to far off lands. Stories can get our imaginations going. Stories can cause all kinds of emotions to rise up within us. Stories can even connect us to others.

Marrying the man I thought was my best friend with the dreams of a lifetime together, turned out not to be the path we took. After 10 years of a volatile relationship, my husband left our home. Our children were 4 and 5 years old.

I was left running the household, working full time the whole time, raising the children and struggling with my own emotions. After years in this relationship, my self-esteem was totally gone.

Walking this life of a single mom was stressful, fearful, anxiety-ridden, anger-filled, and exhausting. I remember I had no idea how I would get through this new life I was thrust into. Yet, there was a plan for me that I had yet to discover.

About 6 months into this, I began attending a church and learned that God had the plan. This was the beginning of a whole new life for me. I had no idea back then that part of the plan was to share my story and help other women going through challenging life situations.

Stepping into my calling as a Coach and running a divorce recovery group for women, I am empowered to open up and connect with women helping them heal and grow through their heartaches, challenges, and situations. Telling my story helps me connect with them and helps them connect with me. It speaks to their heart letting them know that they are not alone, that I can relate to their pain, that there is hope for their future.

I had no idea way back then the impact my story would have on my own life and on the lives of others. While I would not have chosen the difficult path I travelled, I am so grateful the plan for it is to help bring hope and healing to others.

If you would like to learn more about how your story can bring hope to others contact me at

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