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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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Let Me Tell You How I Feel

I told my college kid how I felt the other day.  It wasn’t easy, but it had to be said.  We’ve always had an incredibly honest relationship.  The unconditional love is there so at times, we’ve been more honest than … Continue reading

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Empty Nester Saturday

I woke up this morning when a friend called at 9am.  I couldn’t believe the time!  When was the last time I slept this late?  I didn’t want her to know, so I cleared my throat and cheerily answered.  I … Continue reading

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Morning Ritual

I admit, I really love silence.  As much as I love my kids, I love it when I have time alone at home in silence.  When the kids are home, I wake up crazy early just to have my coffee … Continue reading

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When Your Kid Wants To Come Home From College

My kid went to University in August and started falling apart.  How the hell it happened in the blink of an eye is beyond me considering I think I have a good grasp on my kids normally.  But this turn of … Continue reading

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What Are You Afraid Of? Because I Have Gephyrophobia

“Gephyrophobia is the anxiety disorder or specific phobia characterized by the fear of bridges.  As a result, sufferers of gephyrophobia may avoid routes that will take them over bridges” (unless that’s the only way they can drive to see their … Continue reading

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These Mountains

How many times have we gotten caught up in the – but I have to do X or if I don’t do Y, nobody will or Z should be completed on time and nobody but me has remembered. I carry … Continue reading

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Do You Feel That Heaviness In The Air?

It’s rainy out today.  My house is a mess.  I have loads of laundry to do.  Why can’t these kids do their own laundry or at least not wait until Sunday to hand me a two ton pile of dirty … Continue reading

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Single Parenting

It’s like I have handcuffs on even though I’m divorced.  We were supposed to co-parent, but that never happened.  It is fine because I was the parent throughout our marriage anyway.  But these days, there’s a lot going on with … Continue reading

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