Will the Roloffs be the Next TLC Divorce? Or are the Little People Adjusting to the Big World of Marriage?

Last night on Little People Big World, Amy Roloff was in tears over her 22 year marriage, “we have our moments,” she said, but “we’re not necessarily happy.” ...more

Ex-Management

Its not communication, its “Ex-Management” Soon after my divorce, I realized that my ex-husband and I no longer knew how to communicate with each other. Fifteen years, two children, 4 years of therapy and a divorce later, we were unclear as to how to be “partners” instead of “spouses”. ...more

A LAUNDERER'S TALE

Well what an exciting evening I’m having: a committee meeting, half an hour of television and now I’ve just finished sorting socks. Yes, socks – straight out of the washing machine and dryer.  ...more

How The Not so good looking Wife Can Keep Her Man’s Attention On Her

Ladies, I’m gonna share with you a story that contains a powerful concept that you can use to change your life. Now, you can not approve of how I came to learn this concept, but that doesn’t take away a huge difference in what they can do for you Having been in strip bars (some totally nude and partially nude) in big cities like Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and so on, I found my most memorable strip-bar experience while on a trip to Springfield, MO. ...more

Dating After Divorce: Everything is Different Now

I’ve been absolutely petrified at the very idea of moving on, of throwing my hat in the ring. Dating. Wow. I haven’t been touched by another man in many years, save for a guy that stole a kiss from me and almost made me vomit, simply because he wasn’t my husband. ...more

 I married pre HIV/AIDS, divorced after 12 years and had the scary task of negotiating my ...more

Divorce in my Death Valley

Leaving a marriage requires bravery and strength. Running requires stamina and also strength. Not just sinewy muscle strength, but an inner strength to keep moving. The two intertwine themselves in my life lately, as I find myself literally and figuratively running these days. I have always sucked at running. My mother tried several times to drag me out of bed to run at Coggin Park. Nasty little park with enough cracks and bulges in the pavement to trip anyone, much less an awkward pre-teen with two left feet. ...more

Stuck at Work

The word "confluence" is cruising around my brain looking for a good sentence to fit in.  Something about the following: 1.  My 19-month-old son now speaks and is increasingly interesting and gratifying to spend time with. 2.  The holidays are over and I face the prospect of seeing him for about 3 1/2 hours a day, Monday through Friday, week in, week out, with some of that time every day lost to preparing dinner. ...more

Despair or Project Week

Here is goes...whining 101.  Friday started out like any other Friday that I would leave my child at daycare for her father to pick up.  However, I would not see her for 7 days.  Seven days?  I have done it before...summer.  It was "easy"  I had a whole week to work late, not rush to daycare, and just relax with my friends...who had their children.  This 7 days is different.  For the first time in the last 14 years I was to have no children for Christmas.  I would be alone.  I don't use my children to feel the void that their fathers left behind.  My children are my void.. ...more

On the line

Posted on November 30th, 2008 by Jennifer Harvey Thanksgiving night, my kids were talking to my dad on the phone, the obligatory holiday call that doesn’t yet feel obligatory to them. ...more