After going through a second divorce I felt like I was alone in the loss and sense of failure. I chose to be open about my pain and my journey and recently a friend shared with me that she was choosing to end an almost 20 year marriage. She was able to be open, honest, and real with me because she knew that I understood. As much as I would sometimes like to erase the feelings I felt, I know that my experience has allowed me to be that "someone like me" to her. I understand the journey she will be on and how hard it might be some days and am passing on my "courage" key to her because I know some days it might seem easier to be complacent, to take a step back rather than stand her ground, and to give in instead of continuing to be strong.