Big Change Chronicles, Conclusion: An Amaryllis Of Peace

by Agnes KrupThis is the conclusion of Agnes Krup's Big Change Chronicles, which began with this postLate November...more

Big Change Chronicles, Part Two

by Agnes Krup. Read Part 1 of Agnes Krup's essay on finding a new home and sense of self here. Late October, 2009...more

Why are the nights so hard?

Today should be the second week of my break up. But, techically, it's the first day. ...more

Fight or flight? When is the right time to leave your relationship?

Okay, so here we go with the first blog for 2010 and the topic is a bit like an open wound: it's a sore spot but won't get better unless it's touched. So let's all get together and touch this one, okay? ...more

Happy New Year! And yes, a new year will bring many things to mind that we want to change or ...more

"It's Complicated" Is Simple, After All

by Patricia Yarberry Allen I have been waiting to see Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, with all their middle age glory, in a state of postcoital bliss for months now.I was not disappointed to see the eternal adolescent, Jake – played by Alec Baldwin— seducing his former wife, Jane, played by Meryl Streep....more

My So-Called Life...In Inappropriate Shoes.

I have to thank a couple of my fellow bloggers for some of their recent posts. You see, these ladies have some excellent tastes in shoes and that reminded me of all of the pairs of shoes I have in my closets.For the past ten years, I have been someone's 'other'. Sometimes it was significant, and sometimes it was not....more

Financial Strain Taking a Toll On Your Relationship

I’ve received a ton of emails lately asking me to blog about the state of the economy, and how financial stress within marriages today are at a feverish pitch. Even one of the comments I received was, “The economy will get better, but will my marriage still be in tact when it does?” Ouch, sounds serious....more

Adventures on

Last year, after the Rebound Guy and I called it quits, my girlfriends and I had dinner at this cute, quaint Italian restaurant in Broad Ripple. After we had all deconstructed every relationship under the sun, the girls suggested I create a profile on an online dating site….namely Appalled, I announced….”I do not have trouble meeting men…” to which they responded…. “WHO??...more

My First Neutering

I went to a bridal party once. If there were any bridal parties after that that I was invited to, I probably avoided them. A woman right out of high school, whom I’d met at the Bun n’ Cone (don’t laugh, that’s the real name), invited me to come to the party at her house that evening after work, and to the wedding the following day....more

Colors and Hues

In my year of blogging, I’ve spent a lot of time writing about my journey as a divorced woman - - a journey of discovery….in discovering who I am and who I want to be. My mission is to be as transparent as I can appropriately be.  Recently, I've discovered that there is one place where I have not been so transparent - - both in my blog and in my life. I have hidden a painful place so deep inside me that it doesn’t see the light of day....more