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Another Untold Story Of Isolation

True Story:  I was talking to a friend of a friend the other day.  She asked me for some information that she needed and because it was Mother’s Day, I wished her a Happy Mother’s Day.  The conversation went really … Continue reading

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You Held Me Down…And I Let It Happen

I had this epiphany recently that I allowed so many people in my life hold me down because they wanted me to be a certain way.  It started in childhood.  I was to be perfect all the time.  Perfect in … Continue reading

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Peeling Back The Layers

Lately I have been meeting people who want and need to peel back the layers to get to the heart of what’s going on beneath the surface.  Because when you don’t deal with your emotions, they fester and come out … Continue reading

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You Are Not Your Story

You are not your story that you retell in your head.  You are more than that story, those circumstances and that experience.  No matter how painful it has been, there is more to you than what you’re seeing.  You are … Continue reading

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A Healed Divorcee’s Valentine’s Day

I lamented my former husband’s leaving.  I wallowed in the grief, stunned by his sudden departure.  I had been dumped.  Left by him and his family and I suffered.  I couldn’t see past my grief no matter what I did, … Continue reading

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I’m Teary Today

It’s a drizzly day here so maybe that’s the reason.  Maybe the gloomy weather has me down.  Maybe it’s that there has been a lot of sadness in my life lately as three people passed away.  Not directly related to … Continue reading

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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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Life Is Short

I haven’t been online in a few days.  It’s been a whirlwind of emotion so forgive me if I’m not writing coherently, but I need to share in a safe place.  My former husband is currently in the hospital in … Continue reading

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When You Let Out That Kernel Of Truth – Kids And Divorce

My homesick college kid woke me this morning just before 6am.  The phone rang and all I heard was crying on the other end with the words, “Mom, it’s me.”  I sat up in bed, not fully awake, but aware … Continue reading

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