Category Archives: divorce

Don’t Drag Your Story Into 2021

I’m part of a group on FB that has divorced and single moms over age 50. Why? Because that’s who I am. But the majority of these women are having such a difficult time that it makes me sad. Now … Continue reading

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Opening Bottles On New Year’s Eve

Enchanted Seashells wrote in a comment on the last post saying she didn’t know how to open a champagne bottle so she’ll be drinking wine on New Year’s Eve. And while I think it’s fine that you choose whatever you’d … Continue reading

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Some Tips For A New Year’s Eve Alone

What are you planning for New Year’s Eve?  Are you hanging out with your family?  Do you have zero plans and you’re dreading a night alone?  What are you doing for the new year? Back when I was married we … Continue reading

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Post Christmas Melancholy

We spent the afternoon at my brother’s house with his family. Social distanced until meal time, but even then, his wife had the place settings distanced so that felt good. I am glad I went and that my kids came … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Is Here!

I’ve been awake for a long time and it’s quiet in my house. The tree is lit as are my candles. I’ve had 3 cups of coffee already so that has to be the end of it. My boys are … Continue reading

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Deadbeat Dad

I never liked when I heard women refer to their exes as deadbeat dads. I never thought I’d call the ex this ugly moniker, but here it is. Officially a deadbeat dad who neglects the payments ordered by the divorce … Continue reading

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Stop Comparing The Past To The Present

It’s amazing how we can adapt to a simpler life if we only allow ourselves to stop comparing the past to the present. – Janie Leeds During the good years of marriage, it was wonderful. We enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle … Continue reading

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Is It Too Early To Decorate For Christmas?

When I was married, I had to abide by his rules – no Christmas decorating until December 1st. But now that I’ve been divorced for a few years, I’m really enjoying the fact that there’s no ‘boss’ to tell me … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Whatever you’re doing for Thanksgiving, I wish you well. I hope that you and your family enjoy counting your blessings! Because especially at this time of year AND in 2020, we need to be thankful for the little things and … Continue reading

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