What to Divorce When You Are Divorcing: Drama (Histronics)

Autobiography In Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson is a popular text in self-help, recovery and addiction programs.   The following is an adapted version of Nelson’s poem called Moving On In Five Short Chapters.  I created it to illustrate what you can do to let go of at least some of the drama that is keeping you from moving forward.

 

MOVING-ON IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS

 

Chapter One

I look at my phone.

There is a nasty text from my ex.

I read it.

I am confused… I am angry.

I can’t control myself.

It takes all day before I can forget it.

 

Chapter Two

I look at my phone.

There is a nasty text from my ex.

I read it again.

I don’t know why I am allowing this to get to me.

But, I can’t control myself.

It still takes all day before I can forget it.

 

Chapter Three

I look at the same phone.

There is a nasty text message from my ex.

I knew that it was a nasty message.

I still read it… but, I realize I am addicted to the drama.

I am part of the problem.

I accept responsibility for my reactions.

I forget the message and refocus my energies.

 

Chapter Four

I look at the same phone.

There is a nasty text message from my ex.

I quickly delete the message.

 

Chapter Five

I change my phone number.
This is an excerpt from What to Divorce When You Are Divorcing.   Download a copy below:
What to Divorce When You are Divorcing

 

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