Category Archives: divorce

Good Parenting Read

I found this on social media and had to share it with you because it made so much sense to me that I felt it might help other parents. I hope you enjoy it. “My Mom did not sleep. She … Continue reading

Posted in divorce, finding happiness at 50 | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

I had a blue Christmas. I hope yours was better. I understand that kids have a tough time navigating holidays with divorced parents. What amazes me is that their narcissist father still pulls the strings even though they resent him … Continue reading

Posted in divorce | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

The Blues At Christmas

It’s been quiet here at chez Leeds. One is finishing his exams for the semester and the other one is still job hunting. I’m trying to get ready for Christmas but for some reason, I’m not really into it anymore. … Continue reading

Posted in divorce, finding happiness at 50 | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

A Chance Meeting

I went shopping with my SIL (married to my brother) yesterday. We were in this cute town that had a ton of shoppes that were filled with antiquities, clothing and, like small boutiques, each was filled with different items. Imagine … Continue reading

Posted in divorce | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

‘Twas A Long Weekend Indeed

Ok, so my last post about the cranky kid and detoxifying the kids after spending many hours with their dad and his family evolved into a bunch of different conversations with each of the kids over the past few days. … Continue reading

Posted in divorce | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Struggles After The Holidays

I’ve talked about how I used to have to deprogram my kids after they spent extensive time with their dad and their dad’s family. It would take a few days to detoxify them and stand up to the one who … Continue reading

Posted in divorce | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Why Do I Feel Like A Failure When It’s A Success?

This is obviously a lesson that’s been on repeat for awhile because I haven’t quite mastered it and yet, I keep thinking I have. But for whatever reason, that sneaky critical voice pops in just as the wave of relief … Continue reading

Posted in Covid-19 Virus, divorce, finding happiness at 50 | Tagged , | 18 Comments

My Rom-Com Moment

A few years ago, I returned to Spain where I had lived while in college. Back then, I met a boy with whom I fell in love. We dated for a year while I was there. Briefly, I considered returning … Continue reading

Posted in dating after 50, divorce, love | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Silent Gaslighting

I just made up the term Silent Gaslighting because I think it’s a good way to explain what happened to me in the story below. If there’s a better term, just let me know. My first brush with the silent … Continue reading

Posted in divorce | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments