Category Archives: finding happiness at 50

Monday Blues

Being a single parent, ex-wife of a narcissist who’s not paying what’s legally owed me and raising two college kids with anxiety on my own is hard.  My story isn’t unusual, but sometimes it feels harder to deal with than … Continue reading

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Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up As Single Parents?

A sweet friend’s comment on yesterday’s blog sparked this post (thanks Elaine).  Is it just me or do all of us struggle with parenting?  I think it’s universal, but also I think that when the kids are having difficulties (bullying, … Continue reading

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Quit Day 6

On Valentine’s Day, I began feeling sick with a cold.  With each puff of the few cigarettes I chose to inhale, I felt that yuck.  If you’re a cigarette smoker, you may know what I mean.  The mind wants a … Continue reading

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It’s Galentine’s Day!

I like the idea of Galentine’s Day – a day to celebrate the lady friends in your life.  I have been lucky to have a bunch of friends (both blogging friends – YOU! and friends from all different stages in … Continue reading

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Online Dating Dilemmas

Last weekend I went back to the online dating sites.  It’s really bizarre to me that we’ve come to this – swiping right or left – judging people on their looks and their quick bios.  What I’ve found is that … Continue reading

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Lesson Reminder – Divorced From A Narcissist

I had to contact my divorce lawyer and pay him to help me again because my ex-husband intentionally betrayed the divorce agreement.  Time and again, he thinks the rules don’t apply to him.  But they do and if I’m the … Continue reading

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Rise Above

It’s a new year filled with anticipation for what’s in store.  I’m not one for resolutions, having kept few of them in the past.  I prefer to go with the flow.  So this year, I am concentrating on keeping my … Continue reading

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