Contributed by Gerald Rogers Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different. After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have […]
I just got back from Ottawa where I was on the set of a movie being made about the first year of my life post-divorce. That’s right – a movie. About me. Little’ ol me — just a former stay-at-home mom of three kids, whose entire world, six years ago, was so pulverized by divorce, […]
Delaine Moore, author and a Mars Venus Divorce and Relationships Coach in Calgary, AB, offers up obvious and not-so-obvious signs of a cheating spouse.
When Barb contacted me via email last week, she was clearly very upset. Only six months into her divorce, she’d discovered that her separated husband had a new serious girlfriend; they were even making plans to move in together. “It’s not that I want him back,” she wrote. “But it’s such a slap in the face – […]
The title of this blog may be a bit misleading. Cause I don’t want to talk in a professional tone or way about the “next serious relationship” after divorce. I want to talk about mine. That’s right. MY next serious relationship. I had one for over 18 months. And I never told you anything about […]
Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey became so popular, many women — single, separated and divorced — have decided they want to find their own sexual Dominant or “Christian Grey”. But as most of you know, I’ve had first-hand experience with Dominants and D/s – and I want you all to know that if this is […]
My girlfriend Deanne was messaging a younger man from a dating website this week, when out of the blue, he hit her with an “unusual” request: “Every month I’d like to give you money,“ he wrote. “You can spend it on yourself or any way you want. We can start out with small sums but maybe eventually get […]
The holidays can be so hard and depressing to get through when it’s your first Thanksgiving/Christmas on your own after divorce. Don’t worry – you WILL get through them; millions of others have felt EXACTLY like you do right now and today are smiling. Here are some tips to help you cope and get you through.
I sometimes worried there was something *wrong* with me – sexually, that is. Cause at some point, during every healthy serious relationship I was involved in, my sexual desire levels severely plummeted. And try as I did to restore them, using all the expert advice I could get my hands on through books, my efforts proved as futile as […]
He says his marriage is long over. He says he’s ready to date again. But would it be wise for you – a woman who is ultimately seeking a serious relationship – to throw caution to the wind and dive right in? I’d definitely say, “No way.” Getting involved with a separated man usually comes […]
So right now, even the idea of entering a serious relationship may be enough to make you shudder — you just know you aren’t ready. At the same time, however, your hormones might be screaming loud and strong: Give me sex, I want sex, I need sex sex sex! But is casual sex something you really want to […]
There’s a natural progression to relationships and it usually looks something like this: we date, we sleep over at each other’s houses more and more frequently, we move in together, we get married. Oftentimes, we look at moving in together/getting married stage as the ultimate ideal – lives are completely integrated. And we often assume that the quicker we get there, the […]
So this past weekend I was invited out for drinks and appies with the moms of my son’s hockey teams — a great opportunity to get to know each other outside the rink. And inevitably, as the evening wore on, a question was posed to me that I normally avoid: “What do you do for work, Delaine?” the team manager asked […]
Done With Fifty Shades of Grey….NOW What? By Zlata Faerman A good friend of mine recently told me, “Reading Fifty Shades of Grey literally changed my sex life.” When I asked her to explain further (even though, duh, I’m reading it too, so I get it), she said that she’s hasn’t felt so sexually charged […]