Welcome to The D Spot’s Sponsored “Extraordinary Love” Column. Our company values our community and believes that it is important to continue to support one another. Each month a woman from The D Spot community will be featured and sharing her story in hopes to inspire you to continue to have extraordinary love or to find and receive extraordinary love. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura at The D Spot.
Getting to know Amy, her story and how The D Spot community has supported her after her divorce!
Please share your marriage/divorce story and how you found The D Spot Community?
All my life I dreamed of having the kind of family I grew up with, unconditional love, warm, and endless support. At 25, I found what I believed was the perfect man and we married in December 2007. I had it all, an adoring husband, a dog, a house with a garden, a loving family and my amazing friends. In the summer of 2010, we were blessed with our beautiful daughter Grace Elizabeth. I thought I knew what love was until I met her. Being a mom is the most rewarding job of all, endless laughter and joy. The following spring I was pregnant again, and we found out we were expecting another little girl due in February 2012. I had never been happier. The family I’d always dreamed of was my reality.
On December 22, 2011, three days before Christmas, I was shocked to discover my husband of 4 years was having an affair and wanted a divorce. It was a moment I’ll always remember. My life literally flashed before my eyes, and I felt like my heart was going to beat out of my chest. I was standing in my home, 31 years old, 7 1/2 months pregnant, 18-month-old daughter asleep peacefully in her crib, dog at my feet, and my life as I knew it had changed in an instant. I spoke to Laura shortly after I had my daughter and she put my mind at ease very quickly. She reassured me I would be okay. Not only okay, but better off one day.
2. How has The D Spot Community helped you move through difficult times?
All of Laura’s articles, her uplifting and inspiring words, and her community help me through any given day after my divorce.
3. What advice would you give to a woman that may be going through a divorce?
Stay strong for you! Turn your negative energy into positive energy to reclaim your life the HEALthy way by feeding your mind, body and soul. 4. What has been your biggest achievement through this process? I believe I have set the best example and have been a good best role model for my daughters. Also, giving back, helping other women HEAL by feeding their mind, body and soul and knowing I am an inspiration to others. Building my website www. hungryheartbreak.com has brought me so much joy and a sense of independence.
5. What were your initial steps into making the decision to fight for extraordinary love in your life?
I found therapy right away after the divorce and it changed my life. Have you ever noticed the word HEAL in HEALthy? I decided to reclaim my life by feeding my mind, body and soul and not become depressed and isolate myself.
In keeping with the Identity theme, Amy answers the Identity 5:
What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
I am a single mom of two little girls. Raising them is the most rewarding job. Sometimes I amaze myself with the things I do and that makes me feel like super mom.
What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
I appreciate my ability to live in peace with the cards that have been dealt. I appreciate all of my endless support from family and friends, especially after the divorce, without them I’m not sure where I would be.
What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
I am going to school while building a business and being a mom. I look forward to graduating in the spring of next year and building a health coaching career. I also am very excited for Hungry Heartbreak to grow.
What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
I am always one step ahead of everyone. It can be a little annoying at times for family members, but it’s part of who I am.
How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my new future! I am excited and welcome a fresh start.