The Spaniard and I are getting married. Not in the let’s-get-married-someday kind of way, but in the it’s-happening-in a-week-or-so kind of way. Because of our multi-year engagement, we’ve been asked countless times, “So, are you guys ever going to do this, or what?” My fallback answer? “I don’t know.” And that was the truth. I didn’t know. ...more
For those of us who have been divorced, indubitably at one time or another, we turn the magnifying glass on ourselves and question our judgment. We scrutinize every move, every red flag missed, every sign we ignored. I [thought I] wanted something, I tried it, I gave it my best, and it didn’t work out [according to original plan]. It doesn’t really matter the reason – I thought “forever and always” and instead I got “until now.” ...more
I was a 15 year old run away under the influence of drugs, alcohol and
the heady feeling of hormone induced invincibility, I met and got
knocked up by a 24 year old man. Abortion never entered my mind and I
married the abusive sperm donor. We went ahead and had two more babies
and started living the American dream. In a trailer.
No? Not your dream? Wasn’t mine either really.
by Laura Baudo Sillerman for Women's Voices For Change
Breakfast this morning with the widower of a friend now nearly four years gone. He told me he’s getting married in the fall. Of course, I wished him well and felt grateful that he’d waited this long. Walking home I wondered about loyalty and how to manifest my continuing devotion to the woman and inspiration I miss each day.
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