Losing Your Religion During Divorce

Losing Your Religion During Divorce
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Religion is a powerful force that aims to project a system of beliefs, to instill faith and community. Often, in any religion you will find traditions and events to mark a ‘coming of age’ or a celebration of accomplishment in that faith. Similarly, wedding ceremonies are conducted in our faith of choice and become one of those celebrations.
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Pissed About Cupid?

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

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 “Pissed About Cupid?”

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10 Tips to Improve Your Post Divorce Christmas

 

10 Tips to improve your post divorce Christmas
10 Tips to improve your Christmas post divorce, is something I think will help anyone coping with co-parenting issues over the holidays. 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.  What makes this even harder is having  to let go of old traditions.  Also, Christmas memories from before the divorce are still raw.  Due to these changes in family dynamics, the holidays become a challenge and a tug of war between households.  Neither Mom nor Dad want to be alone during this time and the children inevitably get caught in the middle.
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The Wine Diaries-Brilliant Disguise

the wine diaries-Brilliant disguiseWe were the couple. There I said it. It may sound kind of stuck up or righteous. But we were successful by society’s standards. We had(ve) two beautiful children. We had the three bedroom, two car garage home in the ‘burbs. He drove a BMW I drove a Lexus. Sick, right?

Everything looked perfect from the outside. Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-Brilliant Disguise”

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When You Feel Lost-Lisa’s Divorce Support Round-up

When You Feel AloneWhy feel lost when we’re all here, your on-line supporters and friends? Lisa’s divorce support round-up promises to offer something for every kind of divorce; high conflict, co-Parenting with a jerk, looking for love, having trouble dealing with your off the charts, emotions? I could go on and on because the issues we face during divorce are infinite in their variety. Continue reading “When You Feel Lost-Lisa’s Divorce Support Round-up”

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The Icing On The Cake-Excerpt

So, we’re switching it up here at The great Escape Blog and throwing in some fiction. I’ve been working on a short story collection titled The Icing On the Cake. Each story features a marriage in trouble or a divorce under way.  Before you sigh and tell me ‘that sounds depressing…’, I wrote a few for the romantics about finding love unexpectedly after divorce. In this collection of stories there is inspiration, desperation, heartache and joy. It’s a work in progress but it’s also time to share a little taste with you, dear readers. Continue reading “The Icing On The Cake-Excerpt”

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Alone But Connected #1000Speak

What's Inspiring You?#1000VoicesSpeak for Compassion today and on the 20th of every month. The subject this month? CONNECTION. We don’t always feel it. My first thought on this topic was how often I have felt disconnected but my constant connection has been nature. If you ever feel alone or lonely… Continue reading “Alone But Connected #1000Speak”

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Re-Marrying? Don’t Do It For Any Of These 5 Reasons

 

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It’s hard being a divorcee. We’re a ONE in a world of twos. It’s downright lonely. Eventually,we want to get our toes in the water and begin dating again. We go onto dating sites with hopes of love. It’s only natural. Next thing you know, we’re in a relationship again. It’s wonderful. It’s exciting and we feel like a teenager again. We’re getting a second chance! Continue reading “Re-Marrying? Don’t Do It For Any Of These 5 Reasons”

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The Wine Diaries-My Sweetly Shattered Dream

the wine diariesI sat in the middle of the kitchen on a pop up chair. The one I normally took to my daughter’s soccer games.  I hadn’t even moved my things in yet but this empty house was mine.

I had left my marital home earlier that day.  I took the espresso machine with me even though I was going to leave it Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-My Sweetly Shattered Dream”

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Divorce and Birthdays- An Emotional Mix

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There was nothing more painful than the kid’s birthdays during divorce.  Will they be with mom or dad and what do they want to do? If you’re in the wrong week according to the custody schedule, you may not get to see them on their special day.  It can feel ‘all wrong’ especially when you were the stay at home mom who planned all the previous parties. Continue reading “Divorce and Birthdays- An Emotional Mix”

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