Have you ever listened to Beyoncé’s album, Lemonade? Lemonade is Beyoncé’s response to injustices that permeate daily life in the United States. She addresses relationships’ complexities, like her husband, rap icon Jay-Z’s infidelity. One song on the album, “Freedom,” samples a recording of Jay-Z’s grandmother saying, “I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.”
The Positive Separation Method and my book, Happy Again!, contain recipes to teach you how to make sweet lemonade from life’s most bitter fruits. Separation is difficult because it involves (among other inconveniences) heartache and change. Whether you are separating from your spouse, your partner, or a friend – change forces us to question our worth, our values, and the choices we make.