Love Hurts

I’m sharing a poem titled Love Hurts from my “mini-series” of poems I promised in between normal posts that was written during my college years. And based on the expression of words that filled my thoughts, it looks like it was during a time I was broken and going through some type of pain or heartbreak....more

The One That Got Away, or Whatever he wants to call me

Why can’t we express what we feel to the people in our lives before it’s often too late? And when we do, why can’t the emotions always be powerful enough to alter actions? Some things are easier than others, I suppose. Talking to him has always been one of those things. I think I could have written at least two novels now by the amount of words I’ve spilled from my heart, to him alone. Even this blog is an attempted outlet to replace the writing I’ve devoted secretly to him for the past 10 years. This is very hard to say, but usually the things that need to be said the most are....more

To The Girl Who Will Break my Son's Heart

I wish you could see him as a four-year-old boy on the playground last week. Maybe you would change your mind. He was playing with a couple of new school friends, a boy and girl. They discovered a broken tree covered in colourful ribbons. It was lying on the ground across from the sandbox right by the school fence. They were fully engaged in the game, tying and untying the ribbons, treating what they were doing with the seriousness children reserve only for games. ...more
@inevertoldher Thank you so much! :-)more

How to Get Over a Broken Heart

By:  Lisa HayesEveryone wants to know how to get over a broken heart.  And yet, if you’re willing to let a breaking heart have it’s way with you, if you’re willing to pay the price of suffering the insufferable, what’s on the other side of that is evolution of the most beautiful kind.Most people live in the grey areas, the spaces in between the dark and the light.Most people try to avoid the lows at all costs.  They aren’t comfortable in the depths....more

How Do I Handle My Daughter's First Heartbreak?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My 10-year-old daughter (who's in 4th grade) really likes this boy. Recently, the boy spilled that he likes another girl in my daughter's class. My child is crushed! She stays in her room listening to Taylor Swift songs. When I TRIED to explain that it is only a crush, she took a pillow and hit me with it and continued to blast "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Help!...more
My youngest will be 20 in May.   Our culture, music and the media is pushing kids to grow up way ...more

Trust

Such a little word, but such far-reaching effects.  When you go through a divorce, the first thing destroyed is trust.  Everything that you had been told, everything on which you built your hopes and dreams, everything you knew to be true is all gone. ...more
You women are amazing!!!  Thank you all for your support and common sense...I need to hear it!!more

Cross Post: Lessons Learned - Abandoned by a Lover Part 2

I have never understood or have been good at the dating game. Playing the game or going through the numbers, or the numbers game or whatever, has never been my thing. Perhaps it’s because I never really dated much. I don’t know. I am tired of trying to figure it out. In this last situation, my mom told me that I shouldn’t have got my heart involved so soon. Wise advice from a woman made of teflon. But I am not designed like that. I don’t know how not to involve my heart. I’m an expressive individual....more
Thank you for sharing. Now I know where to refer my friends to if ever there is a need. Well ...more

My Silent Shame No More

There is a silent shame that exists among women in an epidemic proportion.  One that does not need to exist in today's society.  A silent shame that affects women all over the world regardless of race, religion, age or socio-economic conditions.  A silent shame that brings nothing but heartbreak, sadness and devastation.  A silent shame that can rob a woman of her ability to believe in herself as a 'true' woman.    A silent shame whispered about all over the world.  A silent shame known as the heartbreak that is miscar...more

My Mom and my Little Bella Rose

May 8th 2009 I received an urgent phone call from my older sister, she was calling me from the hospital. She had mentioned to me in a previous conversation that my mom was ill but would be fine. My mom was getting older; she was not able to get around anymore, only with the help of a wheelchair. Her dementia was becoming worse, but she did have some good days. Lately she kept trying to move around on her own, only to fall and hurt herself, so somebody had to be with her at all times....more
Thank You I hope to post the second part of the story soon.more

A Place to Sell Your Heartbreak

Ah, heartbreak. The inevitable emotional torture we all suffer as a result of opening up our hearts only to have them thrown on the ground Andy Samberg-style....more
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