Belle Burden a successful legal career, a beautiful home, and an attentive partner in Jake. However, everything changed abruptly when she discovered his infidelity – she felt betrayed and heartbroken at Jake’s unfaithfulness to her and filed for divorce as soon as possible and moved out from their house in Virginia Beach – leaving behind everything that reminded her of him behind.
How She Coped With the Pain
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Belle knew it was essential for her to move on with her life, yet finding the strength was difficult. She found herself struggling with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem; isolating herself from friends and family as well as losing interest in work; feeling responsible for Jake’s infidelity while questioning whether or not she was good enough. Feeling lost and alone was all Belle could manage.
She decided to seek professional assistance, seeing both a therapist and joining a support group for women who had experienced similar events. Through both services she discovered that she wasn’t alone and nothing was wrong with her; Jake’s betrayal wasn’t her responsibility and that was actually his issue; thus beginning the healing process and rebuilding of self-confidence.
How She Rediscovered Her Passion
Belle had always enjoyed writing, but had put it aside while focusing on her law career. To return to her passion for expression through words, she decided to enrol in a creative writing course and found joy and satisfaction from expressing herself through poetry, stories, essays, and sharing them through blogging.
She received tremendous encouragement and praise from readers who related to her stories, making her feel that she had found her niche and voice. Furthermore, she made new friends who shared similar interests and values – discovering writing wasn’t just a hobby but also therapy and career opportunity.
How She Found Love Again
Belle was not looking for love, but love found her anyway. At a book launch event she met Ryan, another writer and blogger; they hit it off right away, exchanged contacts, started conversing online and found out they shared a lot in common; decided to meet for coffee; sparks flew; they felt an instantaneous connection that they hadn’t felt before.
Ryan was everything that Jake wasn’t: kind, loyal, respectful, supportive and honest. He treated Belle like royalty while encouraging her to pursue her goals and dream big. Additionally, Ryan enjoyed her writing projects as they both collaborated together on some joint endeavors.
Belle was finally content: she had overcome her life’s biggest obstacle and emerged stronger and wiser as a result. She found happiness within herself, her passion, and with her partner; turning pain into power and tragedy into triumph in doing so.
She had survived her husband’s betrayal and found happiness once more.