Ep. 23 – Amy Liebmann; Infidelity, Divorce, & Starting Over

Ep. 23 - Amy Liebmann; Infidelity, Divorce, & Starting Over | Sucker Punched | BeckyLMcCoy.com

Meet Amy, a mom of three and writer at Carried By Hope, who discovered her husband had an affair while deployed. They were living abroad at the time and spend months working towards reconciliation. Several months later, her husband had another affair and asked for her to leave. Amy and her kids came back to the United States for the summer and ended up moving in with her parents to start their new life when her husband asked for a divorce. Amy says life was surreal and she felt like a failure. She describes divorce as “a lot like death, but with no real closure” and found comfort in hymns, scripture, and a divorce group. James Dobson’s book Love Must Be Tough helped her to find healthy perspective. Since becoming a single parent, Amy spends time journaling all of the ways that their needs have been met. Her favorite story came from when she went back to school and didn’t have the money she needed for textbooks: she gave the money she had as a gift to her church and, on the way out, was given a financial gift that covered her needs. When it comes to other people facing infidelity and divorce, she wants people to know “you’re not alone. It feels very lonely?but you’re not alone?The end of your marriage is not the end of your happily ever after.”

Amy’s Answers to the Fun Questions:
? What are you loving right now? Hamilton soundtrack
? What’s your favorite meal right now? A good burger with sweet potato fries (especially at any local place)
? What are you doing to take care of yourself? Taking Sundays off
? What are you doing to be brave? Sharing her story

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NOTE: Sucker Punched is the podcast formerly known as Stories of Unfolding Grace