An Interview With Divorce Lawyer-Q & A

I’m very pleased to introduce to you Brad Micklin of The Micklin Law Group out of New Jersey, N.Y.  Brad generously agreed to answer my interview questions and you, dear readers will benefit from his family law wisdom. Some of his answers are quite surprising;...more

Single Mom's Christmas

It’s right around the corner—the C word.  When I think of it, the Jaws soundtrack plays in my head.  The dread. The fear.  The money spent....more

Divorce and Kids Birthdays-An Emotional Mix

There was nothing more painful than the kid’s birthdays during divorce.  Will they be with mom or dad and what do they want to do? If you’re in the wrong week according to the custody schedule, you may not get to see them on their special day.  It can feel ‘all wrong’ especially when you were the stay at home mom who planned all the previous parties....more

If Growing Old Is a Privilege

If growing old is a privilege denied to some, then why must we defy logic and pretend we’re NOT actually aging?  Why do we insist on physical perfection, especially for women in show business and the fashion industry?  Renee Zellweger’s causing a recent twitter buzz is the perfect example of the world we live in.  We talk the talk but we don’t walk it.  If we do walk it, it’s only after attempted removal of wrinkles, age spots, and making our noses smaller and our lips larger....more
jillpond Aw, you look beautiful! I think as we age we have a different kind of beauty and it ...more

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