I woke up this morning with lots of problems. It’s the way divorce lawyers wake up every morning. Not only do I have my own problems to solve, but my clients want me to solve their problems as well.

I am exceedingly grateful for this. For one thing, I enjoy problem-solving. I love riddles and jigsaw puzzles and jokes that take a beat to figure out after the punch line. I like stories in books and movies that keep giving you insights long after they are finished.

For another thing, it is self-affirming that people still need me and value my advice. It means I still have work to do.

Also, since this is not my first rodeo, I have seen most problems before and know how to get through them successfully.

And you know when you don’t have any more problems, don’t you?

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