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Rhetoric and Agenda

I had an interesting conversation with one of my kids recently about their relationship with their dad (the ex). The rhetoric that was coming from my kid was not his own, so I knew that someone (narcissist ex-MIL?) had bent … 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 Quiet Saturday Night

Well, it all went pretty well although I did keep myself from asking too much because – why trouble trouble – when if the kids need to talk, I know they will. So I decided to take advantage of my … Continue reading

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Praying For Peace

The ex (my kids’ dad) is coming in this weekend to visit with them. He does this very occasionally so it’s a big deal when he blows into town. He told them to clear their schedules because he’s going to … Continue reading

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What Happened To You?

I often wonder, “What happened to you?” when I see some people. I want to reach out and hug them, even total strangers. Because when I see a heart hurting, I want them to heal, to smile again and to … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Say To Your Kids

Growing up, I was the elder of two kids with strict parents. Right from the start, I was told that I was the smart, responsible one and that I was also the ‘peace-maker’ so it was my job to keep … Continue reading

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What’s A Mom To Say?

Lately a lot of stuff has been coming up with my kids about their dad. We’ve had some heart to heart talks that made me sad for them. Their dad left around 6 years ago and while he’s occasionally in … Continue reading

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When The Narcissist Comes Back To Town

it’s been a rough weekend so far.  The ex has come back to town and it’s always messy when he does.  As the ex-wife of a narcissist, I am staying out of the situation, but watching it unravel is exhausting. … Continue reading

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Happy For The Christmas Miracle

It was a rough Christmas here with lots of feelings flying around between the kids and me because of the push/pull from ex’s family about Christmas Day (which is my time with the kids) but they always guilt the kids … Continue reading

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