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An Interesting Evening…

Fast forward to 2 days before what would have been our wedding anniversary and the kids’ college tuition is due, a deadline that night which sets us all on edge because a) we’re talking about money and b) because kid … Continue reading

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Are You Having A Cranky Monday Too?

I’ve rewritten this post a few times already, but I’m just going to hit send when this is done. I’m cranky today. Have you ever just felt cranky and want to enjoy it? LOL I know that probably sounds silly, … Continue reading

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Back In Town

Blech. The ex has moved back in with his parents even though he’s a bigshot in a company states away. He’s been gone and only rarely came ‘home’ for holidays for the last few years. It was a relief for … Continue reading

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Fear

Last night the fear had me in its talons. Locked in a cage, cemented by the endless horrific lists of ‘what if’s’ that stealthily swirled in my brain. So much uncertainty lately with outside forces that make life harder than … Continue reading

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“Poor Daddy”

I’m venting. Sorry, but here’s part of the whole sob story from my son about his dad (the ex) from his dad’s visit a few weekends ago. Yup, it finally came out. “Mom, I think he’s changed.” “Really? What makes … Continue reading

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A Momentary Seesaw

I got an unusual call yesterday from a man who was investigating the ex. While I daren’t go into more detail, I will say that it amused me greatly. Because funny enough, the ex had to put me down as … 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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Triggered

My kids heard from their dad and grandparents yesterday.  I wasn’t aware that they were talking to them until I overheard their voices.  And while I’m not usually an angry person, it triggered something in me that I hadn’t felt … Continue reading

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When Men Get Divorced, Why Do They Stop Paying?

Many women complain that men, after they get divorced, stop paying financially and also emotionally for their kids.  It’s like once they’re liberated from their family unit, they cut the ties irrevocably.  Maybe it’s guilt that disconnects them because they … Continue reading

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