Hope and Bravery and Beginning Again

Once upon a time, when we were newly arrived in North Carolina by way of two years in Alaska, I was frustrated and stressed and we were out of money.See, when we left Alaska, I resolved to myself that I would no longer teach. Teaching was something that didn't bring me joy. It brought stress and frustration, but it also brought money that was much needed.And so, when we got to NC, I didn't apply for teaching jobs. I subbed, but my focus was elsewhere - I was looking for something else....more

The Two of Us

When I saw today's writing prompt from NaBloPoMo, my initial response to the question of whether I write only for myself or to connect with others was that I do it for the next woman. I couldn't sit down to actually start writing until just now so I had some time to really think about that thing. I came to the conclusion that I do what I do for the two of us. It's for her and for me.Writing to Release...more

Ben and Jen Are Divorcing

 News has been confirmed that Ben Affleck (massa Ben to some - hey, I couldn't pass that one up) and Jennifer "Alias" Garner are heading to Divorce Court....more

How to Handle Father's Day With Your Kids After Your Divorce

We are in the middle of a not-so-easy-or-nice divorce, but I'll be buying my ex-husband a Father's Day gift this year. And here's why....more
I truly thought about being a big ol B and not helping her do anything but I would only teach ...more

Hey divorced loser, should you go to your high school reunion?

Hey divorced loser, should you go to your high school reunion?In the airport, just back from my high school reunion. At first, I was too afraid to attend. What kind of judgement would I find? I envisioned everyone else’s perfect life and how much crappier mine looked in comparison.Do I dare go back home when my life was in the midst of all this ending of a marriage chaos? Would I be the only kinda-divorced-kinda-single person, surrounded by classmates with doting spouses and neat tidy lives?...more

Divorce Support- Stepparents- I don't need another parent...just a friend!

 Tune in to The Divorce View Talk Show... www.divorcesupport.podomatic.comCo-hosts, Joanie Winberg and Rosalind Sedacca Joanie WinbergCEO of the National Association of Divorce for Women and ChildrenDivorce Mentor, facilitator of the online course- "How to Emotionally Survive Divorce"jw@joanwinberg.com508.947.2750...more

Divorce Poison. A book ever divorced parent with shared custody needs to read.

I had to share a book I’m reading right now and that every parent going through a divorce absolutely needs to read. The book is Divorce Poison: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashingby Dr. Richard A....more

Only in The Best Interest

 Only in the Best InterestThe child sees her mommy sadMommys rights taken awaybecause of her Dad...more

Marriage Contracts: Should We Have Marital Term Limits?

Last year marked my thirteen-year wedding anniversary. I love the legal protections of marriage -- no one argues that my husband can't visit me in the hospital or shouldn't be able to pick something up for me or inherit my money. ...more
I have been married for the second time,(First marriage 11 yrs.)  for 35 yrs.. Marriage is a JOB ...more

I think I need to punch someone in the face

You guys…Can I just put it all out there for a minute?Because…I just…Can’t even.I’ve been noticing myself becoming increasingly bitter and cynical over the past couple of weeks. Not for any particular reason, but there’s this hidden reservoir of anger that bubbles up every now and then, and I suddenly feel like going all-out homicidal on some people.Particularly the ass hat.The same ass hat who’s been totally non-existent in my thoughts for the past few months. But all of a sudden I’m all, “I HATE THE ASS HAT!”...more