Divorce Month

What is divorce Month?   It’s a well known fact that more separations and divorces happen in January.  Even more break ups in less serious relationships happen this month, why?  January is the most dreary month of the year including the weather, the lack of daylight, the Christmas bills, and the lingering disappointments of the recent Christmas season.  Continue reading “Divorce Month”

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New Year NOT New You

new year, not new youThe New Year is upon us and I have a challenge for you.  How about you resolve to love yourself more?  Embrace your unique qualities good, bad and ugly.  All of it!  Instead of making a Resolution to make a major change, think about what you contribute to the world just the way you are.  Continue reading “New Year NOT New You”

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Sexual Neglect

 

sexual neglectAre you in a sexless marriage?  Do you often get rejected by your husband?  That should have been one of my bad husband costumes “The sexual Negator”.  If you are, you have plenty of empathy from me.  It is unhealthy physically to be in a sexless marriage, nevermind the emotional toll it takes.  Continue reading “Sexual Neglect”

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Blue Christmas?

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Our favorite; Charlie Brown and his famous tree

One of the most difficult times of the year for divorced and broken families is undoubtedly the Christmas Season.  Especially the first couple of years when it is a time for re-building and transitioning the new family unit.  Continue reading “Blue Christmas?”

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TOP 10 REASONS TO LOVE LIVING SINGLE

 

top 10 reasons to love living singleAfter being married with a family, it can be a huge adjustment to live alone or without a partner.  Suddenly, what was once a bustling household can feel empty and the quiet unsettling.  This can lead to loneliness.  Continue reading “TOP 10 REASONS TO LOVE LIVING SINGLE”

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FINDING YOUR THINKING PLACE

FINDING YOUR THINKING PLACE…

In times of change, we need to go inside ourselves and think. We need a quiet place where we can listen to our heart. When we arrive at a crossroads, we need to take time for ourselves to be quiet, to unplug. In our lives full of constant communication, we need more than ever to learn to listen to our own voice.
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A Bad Husband Costume?

I was having my Sunday night telephone conversation with my 17 year old son when I asked what he was going to dress as for Halloween, at school.  He told me he was going as a “Bad Husband”.  Oh, oh.  Was this a latent reaction to his father’s and my divorce?  So I asked him where he got the idea Continue reading “A Bad Husband Costume?”

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Welcome…

I guess I’ll start at the beginning to blast off my new site and blog.  As you would have read in my bio, I made the most difficult decision of my life in 2005.  I made a decision to end my marriage.  It was not a decision I took lightly but when I made it nothing could change it back, that’s how sure I was about it.  Since then I have become stronger, wiser, more tolerant, less judgmental of others, happier, and more fulfilled.  Although I have gone through the stumbling blocks, including anguish, tears, anger and fear I have made it to the other side.  The point is it is not easy to accomplish freedom, but is worth every tear.

I was inspired to write The Great Escape; A Girl’s Guide to Leaving a Marriage partially as a form of therapy, Continue reading “Welcome…”

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