Category: Social Barriers & Change

When Divorced Girlfriends Offend: Too Quick to Criticize Love & Men?

Posted by Delaine - October 23, 2012 - Fears & Challenges, Loving & Trusting, Making It Work, Midlife Divorce, Relationships, Social Barriers & Change, Support & Girlfriends, Surviving
good intentions divorced girlfriends hurt  When Divorced Girlfriends Offend: Too Quick to Criticize Love & Men?

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 […]

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Two Men in One Weekend (Gulp)

Posted by Delaine - March 24, 2012 - Between the Sheets, Concerns & Fears, Cougars & Single Moms, Dating & Sex, From the Dating Trenches, Single Moms, Social Barriers & Change, Women's Sexuality
two lovers one weekend after divorce delaine moore  Two Men in One Weekend (Gulp)

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, […]

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Divorced Women: Do You Have a Role Model From A Different Generation?

Posted by Delaine - September 25, 2011 - Midlife Divorce, Social Barriers & Change, Support & Girlfriends
mother daughter divorced1  Divorced Women: Do You Have a Role Model From A Different Generation?

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 […]

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“The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom”

Posted by Delaine - September 6, 2011 - Between the Sheets, Concerns & Fears, Cougars & Single Moms, Dating & Sex, From the Dating Trenches, Infidelity, Internet Dating, Longing...and Learning, On Writing My Book, Sexual Issues & Kinks, Social Barriers & Change, Strong Mind & Spirit, Women's Sexuality
secret life of a newly single mother delaine moore mars venus coach calgary 300x258  “The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom”

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 […]

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Do We Falsely Idealize Lifetime Married Couples?

Posted by Delaine - July 30, 2011 - Deciding to Stay or Go, Making It Work, Relationships, slideshow, Social Barriers & Change, Surviving marriage lifetime happy or unhappy divorce
marriage lifetime happy or unhappy divorced 300x199  Do We Falsely Idealize Lifetime Married Couples?

Unexpected change is sweeping through the lives of some of my dearest girlfriends these days.  It has arrived wearing the face of divorce or break-up.  As a result, deep and complex conversations around the nature of love, secrecy, and commitment have ensued.  And now, for the first time in my life, I find myself seriously […]

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True Love…What it is – REALLY?

Posted by Delaine - January 25, 2011 - Longing...and Learning, Loving & Trusting, Relationships, Social Barriers & Change
true love what is it divorce women contemplate  True Love…What it is – REALLY?

What is true love?  This is a question I bet millions of divorcing people ask themselves, myself included.  After all, we all thought we had it…yet it slipped away. Ever since I was little girl this concept of true love was sold to me everywhere: the movies, TV, church, within my family.  It seemed the most magical thing,  the perfect […]

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Divorced Women: Sized Up & Judged by Married Women

Posted by Delaine - January 3, 2011 - Social Barriers & Change, Support & Girlfriends
married women jealous gossip  Divorced Women: Sized Up & Judged by Married Women

Sonya looks incredible at age 43.  Having recently become a marathon runner and dedicated herself to an intense training regime,  she has a figure – and a muscle/fat ratio -  most of us would give our eye-teeth  for. But Sonya is also divorced.  And just because of the ’D’ label, she has had to deal with something most divorced women […]

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I Smell A Cheating Husband…You?

Posted by Delaine - November 3, 2010 - Infidelity, Social Barriers & Change, Support & Girlfriends, Surviving
smell cheater husband affair1  I Smell A Cheating Husband…You?

This past weekend, a very close friend of mine, Darlene, phoned me in a tizzy. Out of the blue, she had been accused by a girlfriend of having an affair with her husband. And since I’d recently been accused of the same by a neighbor, she wanted help sorting through the drama. Now I believe […]

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“Ex” – An Ugly Little Word?

Posted by Delaine - October 6, 2010 - Dealing with the ex, Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms, Social Barriers & Change, Surviving
ex huaband ex wife word ex divorce  “Ex” – An Ugly Little Word?

“EX-husband,”  “EX-wife,”  “The EX.”   The term “ex” is one we all use after divorce, in both our written and oral communications.  It’s something we don’t  give much thought to either – it’s just part of the English language, right?  But have you ever noticed how you feel when say it?   What about when someone ELSE uses it in conversation?  Cause […]

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Guys, Don’t Slam Her for Having Dated Younger Men

Posted by Delaine - June 23, 2010 - Cougars & Single Moms, Dating & Sex, Social Barriers & Change, Understanding Men/Women
older woman younger man not happy angry  Guys, Don’t Slam Her for Having Dated Younger Men

As I read through his lengthy profile on the dating site, I found myself laughing out loud.  It was written with such good humor that I assumed THIS line was too: “What I don’t like: 1) Women who date younger men in the hopes of hiding from the fact they are OLD. 2) Women who judge me cause […]

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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
woman clouds smaller  Choices or Sacrifices? Which Do Divorced Moms Make?

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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A Shocking Confrontation Proves That The ‘Divorcee’ Stereotype Is Alive & Well

Posted by Delaine - October 8, 2009 - Social Barriers & Change, Support & Girlfriends, Surviving
confrontational woman divorcee  A Shocking Confrontation Proves That The ‘Divorcee’ Stereotype Is Alive & Well

I was standing behind my kids’ elementary school, watching my daughter play on the monkey bars, when a neighbor friend suddenly marched up to me. “I need to talk to you, Delaine,” she said seriously. “Sure,” I said concerned; I could tell something was wrong. “What’s up Lori?” “My back is up and I’m feeling […]

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Would YOU Go Out To A Bar/Lounge/Dancing By Yourself?

Posted by Delaine - August 11, 2009 - Dating & Sex, From the Dating Trenches, Social Barriers & Change, Time Without Kids, Understanding Men/Women
divorced woman alone bar1 200x300  Would YOU Go Out To A Bar/Lounge/Dancing By Yourself?

This past Saturday night, I found myself wanting to get dressed up and go out, but all of my girlfriends were busy.  I was frustrated; I didn’t want to spend my limited time off without kids watching a movie at home.  But what was the alternative?  Go to a bar lounge by myself?  No way! […]

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“HUNG” – A Well-Endowed Divorced Dad Gets Pimped Out?

Posted by Delaine - August 6, 2009 - Escaping: Books, Music, Films, Single Dads, Social Barriers & Change, Surviving
hung divorced dad pimped out TV  “HUNG” – A Well-Endowed Divorced Dad Gets Pimped Out?

If someone created a TV series about a divorced mom who prostituted herself to make ends meet, I sure as heck wouldn’t find it funny. BUT -  what if this same idea was applied to a divorced dad?  One who’s severely down on his luck and thinks his large penis is his ‘Winning Tool.’

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