Category: Career & Money

Beware the Loose, Wrinkly, Lopsided Vulva!

Posted by Delaine - September 5, 2011 - Career & Money, Concerns & Fears, Dating & Sex, Loving The Skin You're In, Women's Sexuality
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So apparently the look and feel of our vulvas/vaginas are one more thing we’re to concern ouserlves with as we reconstruct our lives and selves after divorce. Haven’t you heard?  We’re supposed to be as pretty and symmetrical as a text-book drawing.  Are you a little one-sided?  Stretched out?  Perhaps a little dangly?

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Changing Your Name After Divorce

Posted by Delaine - July 10, 2011 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change, Legal Matters, Midlife Divorce, Surviving
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By Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer While changing your name is often not a priority in the throws of a divorce, somewhere along the line you may find you want to change your name. Changing your name marks a new beginning or a return to the former you; it may not only make you feel better,…

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Drowning In Your Marital Home

Posted by Delaine - July 10, 2011 - Managing Money, slideshow
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By Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer I recently had lunch with a friend who has filed for divorce and is struggling with what to do with their marital home. Their situation is like many today who are faced with selling the marital home after a divorce and for various reasons, market conditions, location, and lack of…

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On the Hunt for a New Career: Don’t Just Sit There!

Posted by Delaine - July 7, 2011 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change
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Going through a divorce is mentally, emotionally and financially draining. Maybe you have been home raising the kids while your husband worked; now that you are going through a divorce times have changed and you need to start earning income for yourself and your kids. Jumping back into the workforce can be challenging and takes…

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Fast or Slow: Consider All Options When It Comes to Divorce

Posted by Delaine - June 21, 2011 - Career & Money, Legal Matters, Managing Money
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By I Am Divorced Not Dead’s recommended Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer As I began the journey through my second divorce, I found myself older and wiser than the first time around. I did considerably more research, including knowing my options when it came to the proceedings. With our current economic conditions, everyone is looking to…

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As A Divorced Mom, I Know It Takes A Community to Raise A Child

Posted by Delaine - June 19, 2011 - Career & Money, Children, Financial Help for Parents, Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms
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  I never really understood – at a HEART level – what the expression “It takes a community to raise a child” meant.  But now that I’m a divorced single parent, I ‘get it.’ I’ve needed to rely on other people’s help these past few years in raising my three kids:  neighbors, friends, girlfriends’ husbands,…

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8 Ways to Save During the Transition After Divorce

Posted by Delaine - May 31, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money
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By I Am Divorced Not Dead’s recommended Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer. The economy has been on shaky ground for the past three years and re-entering the workforce following a divorce may prove to be more difficult now than ever before. Divorce is statistically one of the most trying life events both emotionally and financially. In…

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Ways to Make Extra Money When You’re Divorced & In Debt

Posted by Delaine - May 25, 2011 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change
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By I Am Divorced Not Dead’s recommended Certified Credit Counsellor, Suzanne Cramer. When you divorce your income is often times cut in half and lifestyle changes must be made in order to survive financially-speaking. You’ve created a budget, you’re sticking to it, but sometimes your expenses outweigh your income and you start falling short each month.…

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The “Good Life”: What Does it Mean to You Since Divorcing?

Posted by Delaine - May 17, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money, On being alone, Strong Mind & Spirit, Wisdom Gained
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Anyone looking in on my life when I was married would have thought, ‘Man, now she‘s living the Good Life.”  Cause in addition to having three beautiful children, a lovely home and lots of ‘toys’, we appeared to have a lot of love and wealth; the quintessential family dream come true. When I chose to file for divorce,…

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7 Smart Financial Moves to Make Before Asking for a Divorce

Posted by Delaine - May 12, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money
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Contributed by Certified Credit Counsellor Suzanne Cramer. Planning for your divorce is important. After spending years with someone else, parts of your life become entwined with your significant other– finances, belongings, and children, not to mention your self. That being said, when you know it’s time to part ways for whatever reason, you should begin planning…

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The Other D-Word

Posted by Delaine - April 1, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money
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Debt. As you face the many challenges after a divorce you may be left with this four letter word. Many of us are panic stricken and think we have to file for bankruptcy to get out of it. Debt may have been the cause of your divorce, a catalyst, or just the result of the…

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Is Part-Time Employment Right for You?

Posted by Delaine - February 10, 2011 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change
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Contributed by Certified Credit Counsellor Suzanne Cramer. Divorce is difficult on so many levels and can definitely leave a strain on your finances. Your once “dual” income is now a single income or maybe you stayed home with the kids and have been out of the workforce for several years. How do you ease your…

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Divorce & Debt: 4 Tips to Avoid Being Saddled with your Ex’s Debt

Posted by Delaine - January 15, 2011 - Career & Money, Managing Money
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Submitted by Certified Credit Counsellor Suzanne Cramer. We all wish divorce was as painful as pulling off a Band-Aid, but the reality is that it takes a toll on you – it is both emotionally and financially draining. Whether you are planning on getting a divorce, are going through one right now, or are living…

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'Tweet' Your Way Back into the Workforce: Tips for Divorced Women & Men

Posted by Delaine - January 15, 2011 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change
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Submitted by Certified Credit Counsellor Suzanne Cramer. I was chatting over coffee with one of my recently separated friends and she was going on and on about how her job search was turning up with no results. She stated she had exhausted all of her personal contacts, applied online via Monster.com and even visited a…

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“Time” – Can A Busy Divorced Mom Make it Her Friend?

Posted by Delaine - December 14, 2010 - Career & Money, Parenting, Single Moms
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“Even if the day was 36 hours long, I still couldn’t accomplish everything I need to do.” “I’m spread so thinly I feel like I’m sucking in every area of my life.” “With three young kids AND working full-time, I never get enough time for ME.”

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Another Big Life Passage Is Upon This Full-time Divorced Mom

Posted by Delaine - September 28, 2010 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change, Healing, Identity, Parenting, Phases/ Stages, Single Moms, Strong Mind & Spirit, Time Without Kids
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Three weeks ago, the youngest of my three children started school full time.  And as she disappeared into the school with a brave look on her face, I stood in the school yard waiting for ‘it’ to hit me: sadness…or at least nostalgia.  I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for ten years after all… But I had tears.  No…

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Choices or Sacrifices? Which Do Divorced Moms Make?

Posted by Delaine - December 10, 2009 - Career & Money, Career Growth & Change, Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms, Social Barriers & Change
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Many months ago,  during a deep conversation with my Good Man – a handsome, young widower who continues to restore my faith in men –  we began talking about ’sacrifices’ and ‘choices.’  Or rather, I was rambling on about how I think women make sacrifices when they become wives and mothers – when he cut me off.  “Do you really think of…

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Accepting: Mansions, Holiday Properties & New SUVs are for Un-Divorced Families

Posted by Delaine - July 5, 2009 - Career & Money, Managing Money, Phases/ Stages, Social Barriers & Change, Surviving, Wisdom Gained
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I’m on the other side of Canada as I write this, visiting all my ‘un-divorced’ siblings.  Right now I’m sitting in my older brother’s new house  – a house that is so big, I don’t think I’d know if a bomb went off in the left wing. The other day I visited my younger brother’s house.  And as I…

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Your Kids Don’t Have to ‘Go Without’ – Financial Help for Single Moms & Dads

Posted by Delaine - June 16, 2009 - Career & Money, Financial Help for Parents
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Have harsh financial times hit your divorced family?  Are you worried your kids will have to go without sports activities, day camps, trips to the zoo, etc. this summer? Because of the recession, many of you are struggling to put food on the table, let alone pay for fun summer camps/programs for your children.  But I’m…

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