A lone scorpion was travelling across the land when he came upon a river. Seeing a Frog in the bulrushes nearby by, he called out: “Hey you! Frog! I need to get across this river. Let me jump on your back and you can carry me across it.” The Frog fervently shook her head: “Not a CHANCE. […]
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 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.
It was my deepest, darkest secret – something that nourished me, tortured me, yet ultimately tore my family apart: After seven years of marriage, the birth of three kids, and weathering the emotional storm of my husband’s infidelity, I made the choice to have an affair. Now I’m not revealing this today as some kind of […]
Recently a divorced woman named Sue found herself in a “gross” conversation with her divorced griflriends. Not “gross” as in the subject matter was lude or disgusting; rather, the conversation left her feeling gross. For somehow, her friends’ conversation had shifted to her relationship with her boyfriend – and as she put it, “It was like […]
It’s tough being a single parent. And in addition to sometimes feeling draining and overwhelming, it can feel “unfair” – like our parenting responsibilities are stealing precious time and energy from us that we’d prefer to spend on well…ourselves. You know – our careers, our social lives, our dating/love life, etc. “I didn’t sign up to be a […]
By Sloan Carson, Family Law Attorney Without a doubt, some of us going through divorce should be hiring attorneys and sending them to war against each other in a courtroom. Our marriages are just that bad; there’s simply no middle ground or agreements to be had with our soon-to-be exes. But for the vast majority of us – even some […]
Oh my God, I am so paranoid. I just can’t seem to escape it. Might as well go ahead and write on my tombstone: Loving mom,dedicated friend, Had sex with two different men in one weekend, Devoted her life to worrying about it. But now that a few days had past since last weekend’s promiscuity, […]
This Valentine’s Day season is turning out to be a tough one for many of my readers. Letters are steadily trickling in, speaking of break-ups, heart-ache, sadness, and overwhelm. Everyone is looking for reprieve – to break free of the pain, to feel their smile, at the very least, to hold onto hope. I offer up ’tips’ to some readers, suggestions on […]
I have been through four Valentine’s Days since I got divorced. And I’ve been all over the map emotionally: sad. Indifferent. Self-pitying. Grumpy (read this from the archives!). At other times however, I was happy and excited, as I learned to cope with this season of love and romance in new and different ways. Thus […]
Though I don’t know my friend Tim really well, I’ve always held him in high regard. He’s smart, he’s personable and he’s also very kind: he’s rescued me numerous times when I was faced with household and car repairs! The other day, however, I got to thinking that it seemed strange that he was still single. I mean, I knew he was […]
At 66 years old, my mom is a real firecracker. This woman has so much energy, she makes 20 year olds look like slugs. But much more than that, mom is confident. She’s generous beyond belief. She’s sexy. Has taken great care of herself. And she spends her days either working 10 hour shifts in the hospital or […]
So I’m knee-deep into the publishing process on my upcoming memoir, which is slated for release in Spring 2012. And my publisher, which is the feminist publisher Seal Press, has changed the title of it. It’s now: The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom. (gulp)….A little more in-your-face than its original title, ”A Woman’s […]