Life at the HOUSE of JOES - or - When it Comes to In-laws, Sometimes Divorce is the Only Way Out - 14

Joey had the surgery to insert a stent into his obstructed heart valve, and in two days was discharged from the hospital in Hilton Head. The operation had gone smoothly, and the doctors said that he was well enough to travel back to New York whenever we wanted to go. That was it. There was nothing more they could do for him....more

Thank you so much for your kind words, Barb.

You are so right about the importance of the ... more

Life at the HOUSE of JOES - or - When it Comes to In-laws, Sometimes Divorce is the Only Way Out - 4

As soon as Joey graduated from college, we began to solidify our plan to go to Italy and stay with my cousin in Florence. We started cataloguing our art pieces and packing them for shipment. My grandmother was Italian and had never really learned English, so I was fairly fluent in the language, and thus charged with executing the technical aspects of the trip....more

Thank you, Djinny, for taking the time to comment! More to come...KB more

Life at the HOUSE of JOES - or - When it Comes to In-laws, Sometimes Divorce is the Only Way Out - 1

When I was in my 20s and 30s I was married to a man ... or rather a boy … for almost 15 years. During that time we faced illness, financial issues, death, relationship ups and downs, separation, and betrayal. But nothing compared to the challenge of dealing with his family of origin. At the time of our divorce, I did not understand exactly how our relationship had come undone. I did know that it was extremely painful....more

Hi Hollye -

Thank you so much for your comment. I totally understand what you are saying. ... more