How to leave a marriage, steps to take, divorce tips based on the book The great Escape; A girl's Guide to Leaving a Marriage
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We can thank Paul Simon for the clever suggestions in “50 Ways To Leave Your lover Husband”. Paul was one of the best singer, songwriters of his generation. I remember this song as a child and thinking there was something very unusual about the tune and the lyrics. It was both catchy and dangerous at the same time. Continue reading “50 Ways to Leave Your Husband”
Abuse during divorce is more common than we realize. When we take the step to end our marriage, we extricate ourselves from the marital turmoil only to find ourselves the target of even more abusive behaviors. The ex can become aggressive, verbally abusive, threatening, and sometimes paranoid. The truth is the bigger their ego, the more intensely they react to the end of the marriage or relationship. Continue reading “Silence Is NOT Golden – divorce abuse”
If you’re newly separated, now might be the perfect time to take a ROAD TRIP with the best girlfriends. An old fashioned, stop at the side of the road for ice cream kind of trip might just be the tonic for your achy heart. Hey, if you want to do it Thelma and Louise style that’s your call! Continue reading “Road Trip!”
Welcome to the wine diaries, a more personal blog that you will find randomly intermixed with my regular blog topics. Each diary entry will be paired with appropriate wines. For the second in this ongoing series, I ruminate on the bonds of our childhood friends. How do we maintain and/or rekindle them? How does divorce change our outlook on our past?
LOST AND FOUND FRIENDS
Shortly after my separation from my husband I was holidaying with my children as I did every year at our family’s summer cabin close to my hometown. Upon the visit of a close friend of mine, some bad news was received. The kind of news that changes the way you see yourself and your place in the world. Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-Lost and Found Friends”
The overwhelming issues surrounding your divorce include financial worries and a decrease in disposable income. Suddenly one, or the same income is supporting two households. Perhaps your support is inconsistent and often late. The goal here is to get your budget closer to a ‘balance’. You don’t have to be a financial wizard to take control. Continue reading “Quick Budgeting Steps & Tips”
In honor of International Women’s Day I wanted to mention women in history and today with Balls. The ones that inspire, teach and dazzle us. To me what makes a woman courageous is her ability to go against the mainstream. Continue reading “Women With Balls”
Welcome to the wine diaries, a more personal blog that you will find randomly intermixed with my regular blog topics. Each diary entry will be paired with appropriate wines. For the first in what will likely be an ongoing series, I reminisce on the pinnacle of my unraveling marriage. Many people have asked me “How did you know it was the end?” or “When did you know it wasn’t going to work anymore?” If you have ever asked yourself that question, I write this for you.
“BROKEN DREAM HOME”
WE had recently moved from the home we lived in for 15 years. This move seemed to culminate all of the hurts, regrets and loneliness in me. I couldn’t understand why, since we moved from a modest home to our “dream” home. Wasn’t I supposed to be happy and fulfilled? Wasn’t this what I had worked for over the last 2 years? Why was I so let down? Why was I so empty? Why Continue reading “THE WINE DIARIES-Broken Dream Home”
Feeling pissed about Cupid this year? It’s difficult after separation to feel inspired about a day dedicated to love when you feel your heart is broken. But in order to mend your heart, you have to start loving yourself. Continue reading “I HEART Me Day”
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest challenges during divorce and in the initial stages of separation, isparenting. Parenting is a labour of love even in intact homes. However, add divorce and it is riddled with guilt, logistical obstacles, loneliness and tug of war. If you’re experiencing any of this know you’re not alone. Continue reading “Parenting Challenges”
We’ve grown up only to learn Cinderella’s carriage was a pumpkin to begin with. Our foot never fit the glass slipper. Sleeping Beauty ate a bad apple and maybe we took a bite from the same one. We’re not in Kansas anymore! Learning the fairytale doesn’t always have that happy ending is a hard lesson, even for cynics. Continue reading “Mourning Our Lost Fairytale”