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Are You Relieved The Holidays Are Over?

I used to feel a let down in January after the hustle and bustle of the holidays were over.  But at the same time, I also felt a tremendous relief because they were over and life would be quieter for … Continue reading

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What Are Your New Year’s Plans?

Onward and upwards my friends!  I’ve spent the last few years alone on New Year’s Eve as my kids were always with my ex and his family at a family party to which I was excluded.  I have to say, … Continue reading

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Can You Love Narcissists?

Most times when we read about narcissists, it’s a bad thing.  They are portrayed as bad people because of their innate neediness to be better, to be praised, to be in control and all the other traits that I’m sure … Continue reading

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Shedding The Narcissist

When it comes to my brother and my Ex and his family, I’m stumped.  I’m an even keeled person for the most part.  When I say I love you, I mean I love you all the time.  It’s not conditional … Continue reading

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What We Learned This Christmas

Thank you all for reading and commenting on yesterday’s post.  It helped me so much to write and to vent in a safe place so that I could process what was going on from all different levels.  In the aftermath … Continue reading

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What If I Had Never Been Broken?

Strange title for a post, but I think about it from time to time.  What if the Ex had never left me?  What if we had stayed married until both kids had gone to University?  What if his marriage apathy … Continue reading

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My Heart Is Heavy But Healing

So my kids met the new girlfriend of my ex (their dad) this weekend.  It was hard for me to not tell them that she was coming (I knew from other family members), but as an afterthought, he didn’t tell … Continue reading

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