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I Didn't Become a Romantic Until I Got Divorced: Midlife Reflections (blog post)

August 04, 2023 Deborah Lukovich, PhD Season 2 Episode 21
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I Didn't Become a Romantic Until I Got Divorced: Midlife Reflections (blog post)
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Show Notes

In this episode I read a blog post from January 2021. This one needs no introduction. Let’s jump in. The title is: I Didn’t Become a Romantic Until I Got Divorced: Midlife Reflections.

Did you come of age in the 1980s? What kinds of messages did you internalize having to do with gender roles? Have you thought about how those messages may have shown up as limiting beliefs that stand in the way of fully expressing yourself in midlife.

Only now can I appreciate the complexity of my own coming of age experience.

It was a time of great progress in many ways. But the price of admission to the cold professional world was detaching from any sense of feminine or focus on relationship.

The excitement of new possibilities was matched by an almost equal amount of intense anger that found righteous validation in political movements couched in religious belief. The impact on women of being constantly demonized as family wreckers and sexual deviants cannot be overstated, especially when the chorus included other women.

Any of this sound familiar?

In this post, I share a little bit about how I came to find and begin healing my wounds related to the feminine, masculine, sexuality, and spirituality. Then I offer an exercise you can try to strengthen the relationship with your feminine through your body. Enjoy!

Deborah Lukovich, PhD

Other links:

Blog post: Men Are NOT The Enemy
Blog post: Sex, God & Transcending Patriarchy
Dose of Depth episode: Can Christianity Transcend Patriarchy?

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