Category: Social Barriers & Change

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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“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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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
dreamstime 9338684 300x199  Accepting: Mansions, Holiday Properties & New SUVs are for Un-Divorced Families

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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DANGER? Living Solo and Becoming ‘Set in Our Ways’ After Divorce

Posted by Delaine - June 12, 2009 - Healing, On being alone, Social Barriers & Change
Living solo  DANGER? Living Solo and Becoming ‘Set in Our Ways’ After Divorce

I’ve always believed it’s healthier to stay single for awhile after divorce verses throwing ourselves into another serious relationship; divorce is a huge life transition and requires time to process. But while lunching with some girlfriends this past weekend, Hali, my best friend warned: “I think people have to be careful not to get too […]

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Is It Wrong to Slam Deadbeat Dads on TV?

Posted by Delaine - June 11, 2009 - Children, Parenting, Single Dads, Social Barriers & Change
deadbeat dad effect kids11  Is It Wrong to Slam Deadbeat Dads on TV?

What do you think of the idea of a reality show that exposes fathers who refuse to pay child support?   This is what divorced dad and author Joel Schwartzberg opined on a few days ago in his article, “Is it Wrong to Slam Deadbeat Dads on TV?”  Cause apparently Lifetime TV has announced their intention […]

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My Kids Witness Broken Families…And It’s a Positive Thing

Posted by Delaine - June 10, 2009 - Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms, Social Barriers & Change
kids witness divorce1  My Kids Witness Broken Families…And It’s a Positive Thing

When I was a child, I remember hearing whispers about so-and-so’s parents getting divorced.  All I could think was ‘Oh my God, my friend’s life is over’.  For to be a child of divorce was marked with fear and shame. Fast forward to the present and how my young children perceive divorce:  every second or third friend […]

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An Uncomfortable Reality: Secrets, Lies & Hidden Desires Are Everywhere

Posted by Delaine - May 11, 2009 - Healing, Infidelity, Social Barriers & Change, Surviving, Wisdom Gained
married divorced woman affa1  An Uncomfortable Reality: Secrets, Lies & Hidden Desires Are Everywhere

It happened while waiting for my son’s school performance to begin. I was sitting in a packed school auditorium amongst row after row of seemingly devoted parents.     I watched couples sitting side-by-side, some not talking, some holding hands, and the odd mom or dad sitting solo.  Suddenly, the questions began floating through my […]

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The Internet – A Quick Way for Wives & Husbands to Cheat

Posted by Delaine - March 22, 2009 - Dating & Sex, Infidelity, Internet Dating, Social Barriers & Change
cheating spouse wife sex1  The Internet – A Quick Way for Wives & Husbands to Cheat

Good Morning America recently featured a report on cheating wives.  And two things about this news-clip stood out for me:  one, how society still ’gasps’ when its women who are choosing to have affairs.  And two, how the internet is making cheating so easy.  According to adultery expert, Bonnie Weil, an estimated 50-62% of married women cheat.  And admittedly, I […]

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