Scapegoating Syndrome-5 Signs

Have you heard of Scapegoating syndrome? I hadn’t heard of it until I randomly came across this post in my facebook feed;  Scapegoating: When You Get Stuck Trying to Outrun Someone Else’s Shadow by Glynis Sherwood.  This article answered many questions for me. It solved a mystery that I just couldn’t figure out....more
survivelivethrive Me too, Jane! This has been a struggle for me but there are some unique ...more

The Divorce Book Giveaway

Are you going through a difficult time or a difficult divorce? Hop on over to my site and check out the divorce self help titles I'm giving away.  These books helped me through my journey and cover topics such as co-parenting, family peace, parental alienation to name a few. I have no need for them anymore and want to share them with my subscribers and readers.  ...more

Nightmare Divorce? SelfHelp Book Giveaway

Hello my fellow Divorcees.  My self help, step by step divorce guide is up for grabs over at Mandy Walker's Since My Divorce.  All you have to do is read the first in a series of posts and leave a comment and you'll be entered to win.  We're close to the last day so don't hesitate. Book cover image....more

A Blog Break Feels Great

It feels great.  What a weight lifted from my shoulders.  I'm not thinking about how many days until I must create a new post for my site.  I'm not hoping for any new subscribers.  I'm not wondering if this one will be the 'hit' of the month or the year.  I'm on a blog break.  So, what am I doing here, you might be wondering. ...more
survivelivethrive That's wonderful! Sounds like a great holiday.  I'm looking forward to my ...more

10 Best Summer Divorce Movies

"Summertime and the livin’ is easy." Unless you are in the middle of a divorce! What could be better therapy than watching movies about other people’s problems, even if they’re fictional? No doubt the problems will be worse than ours....more

Is Your Ex Really a Narcissist?

There seems to be a EX Narcissist epidemic.   The most common statements I hear over social media and blogging are “My Ex is a Narcissist.”  OR “I was married to a Narcissist.”Funny, you just don’t hear I was married to a complete A**hole anymore.  Why?  Because the A**hole has been replaced by the Narcissist it seems....more
Hi Kath, make sure you read and research on how to deal with a Narc.  It will definitely help ...more

Divorced? Try These Tips to Get Through the Wedding Season

Tis the season…for weddings.  Yay. Sometimes, the last thing we feel like doing is attending a wedding as a single divorcée. The romance, the dancing, the ‘love’ in the air is enough to choke the bitterness right out of us.My first post-divorce wedding was a strange affair. I remember coming home afterwards and flopping on the couch with a deep sigh. “That was one of the worst weddings I’ve ever been to,” I said to the wall no one in particular. I just wanted to take my dress off, put some sweat pants on, and forget it happened. ...more

Gay/Straight Marriages-Living a Lie

It is estimated that millions of marriages end in divorce when one spouse comes out and admits their true sexual orientation.  Millions!I am fascinated by this scenario and always wonder what were the signs?  Did she or he have a clue?  When your spouse admits they’re gay after decades of marriage, it must be absolutely devastating for the straight spouse.   Doesn’t this mean our whole marriage was a lie?  If I could live this lie then what are the other lies or things they hid from me?...more
@LiveBySurprise An estimated millions! :(more

Dad, Listen Up!

Dad, listen up!  We Moms understand, you would 'never do that' but just in case you ever 'lost it' or pushed your Sons and Daughters beyond their limits so you can look like the super Dad,  STOP!When I saw the clip on the news of the Florida father (I don't know his name nor do I want to) shoving his kid down a 30 ft. drop in a skateboard park, I had a physical reaction.  I was ...more
lisalisathom I bet that dad in the video thinks he is a great dad, how do these screwed up ideas ...more

Trend Alert: Divorce Tattoos...?

Are you inked?  If not, are you thinking about getting a tattoo?  Are these thoughts connected to an event in your life such as divorce, marriage, death, love?  It’s human nature to want to mark an event with a celebration or a ceremony and sometimes with INK....more
Jeana Love your perspective, Jeana! Great points all round.more