One of the biggest things any reading material or advice giver of those going through (or on the other side) a divorce will tell you is to start taking care of yourself! Take time to love yourself, treat yourself well - I mean, I've even seen date yourself! Honestly, this can kind be an eye-roll sort of task, especially when your ex has already moved on and you feel like a total single loser....more
Here's the thing though, if you're going through your divorce process right now, then you'll want to be careful about what you're sharing on any of these social media platforms. Why? Because once lawyers are involved, they can scour your social media looking for any incriminating evidence.
The winter before my marriage ultimately crumbled, my husband and I went to a movie, for the first time in two years since our son was born. It was a gorgeous night and we saw Garden State at Lincoln Center and walked home. I enjoyed the movie and thoroughly loved the soundtrack; so much so that I was singing it out-loud, almost skipping in my step. It had been so long since I was out without my kid attached....more
I know that every marriage is different. I listen to girl talk. I hear from friends who let their husbands handle all the finances, and those that act as the family accountant. I hear from moms who think their husbands don't spend enough time with the kids and those that are happy with their amount of free time away from the family. I hear from women who joke about murdering their spouses several times a week and those that are careful to never say anything negative about their other half....more
It’s been a while since I talked about dating after divorce so I think it’s time to check back in on the subject.While I have written about this topic before, it’s interesting even to me to see how my feelings and viewpoints can change as my son gets older and my experiences pile up....more
This morning at the tax preparer's office, I was informed that we (I) had made a costly mistake. It was a bitter pill. Not because it was one more financial burden to add to an ever-increasing tally of financial burdens.It was bitter because it was not a simple mess up. I can't comfort myself with "These things happen. Everyone makes mistakes." Because it was not a mistake. It was a decision, a decision I made to distrust myself....more
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