Tag: Canadian writer

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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Book Publishing Process: This Divorced Mom is Savoring Every Step!

Posted by Delaine - August 16, 2011 - On Writing My Book, slideshow, Uncategorized delaine moore upcoming memoir 2012 Canadian author
first time author Canadian Delaine Moore The Secret Life of a Newly Single mom  Book Publishing Process: This Divorced Mom is Savoring Every Step!

I’m switching gears here today to talk about this amazing journey I’ve embarked upon with the traditional publisher who bought my memoir.  Cause not only is the book publishing process brand new to me, I’m finding the whole process fun and super exciting.  I swore to myself after I wrote my memoir, The Secret Life of […]

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Will He Kill Me If I Try To Leave? A Tool To Assess Your Danger

Posted by Delaine - December 29, 2010 - Abuse, Surviving
threat to kill domestic abuse  Will He Kill Me If I Try To Leave? A Tool To Assess Your Danger

According to security expert Gavin de Becker, who was a recent guest on Oprah, six women die every day in the United States by the hands of their spouse or boyfriend. When is an abused woman at her greatest risk? When she attempts to leave him. And Becker wants women to know that a FREE […]

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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
managing time single mom  “Time” – Can A Busy Divorced Mom Make it Her Friend?

“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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Resentment: Molten Lava In One’s Bones

Posted by Delaine - December 1, 2010 - Advice, Grief/ Anger, Healing, Surviving
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At three and a half years into my divorce, I no longer feel like I’m mourning my marriage.  The grief, the fear, the heartache of betrayal  - they lie behind me now, serving as sources of strength and wisdom, not pain.  But getting over my marriage is one thing, getting over my ex’s behavior during our divorce is another.  […]

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Women’s Sexuality: A Starting Point or End Point for Learning?

Posted by Delaine - June 22, 2010 - Dating & Sex, Longing...and Learning, Women's Sexuality
naked back womens sexuality  Women’s Sexuality: A Starting Point or End Point for Learning?

My head is off is left field this morning, pondering women’s sexuality. I know – a complicated topic. But this is what I’m trying to figure out: Does a woman’s sexuality ripple into other areas of her life? Is her sexuality, in fact, a metaphor in motion for her behaviour and conduct in her work […]

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The Dating Gloom & Doom Bandwagon

Posted by Delaine - October 6, 2009 - Dating & Sex, From the Dating Trenches, Longing...and Learning, Support & Girlfriends
dating gloom doom1  The Dating Gloom & Doom Bandwagon

During a 24-hour period last week, I heard three gloomy outlooks on dating from three different women in their late thirties or early forties. The first was a doctor, never married, no kids.  She said the men in her age bracket all seemed to want a woman to “look after them.”  And male doctors and successful […]

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Her Ex-Husband is a Bully – and Her Kids Now Bear the Brunt End of It

Posted by Delaine - September 9, 2009 - Abuse, Children, Co-Parenting, Parenting, Single Dads, Surviving
bully ex divorced mom kids  Her Ex-Husband is a Bully – and Her Kids Now Bear the Brunt End of It

Her ex was at her house doing pick up of their kids the past weekend when it happened. She and her three kids were over at the school yard finishing a quick game of soccer in the snow. Suddenly, her eldest son, now eight, tripped her daughter by accident. “Kyle,” she said to him, “You have to avoid […]

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New Relationship Consideration: Would You Have Another Baby?

Posted by Delaine - June 6, 2009 - Fears & Challenges, Relationships
divorced mom pregnant  New Relationship Consideration: Would You Have Another Baby?

I gave birth to three kids in three years and I can honestly say their early years were a blur to me; life was INSANE.  And since divorcing I’ve sworn I wouldn’t have another child.  “This body now belongs to ME,” I’ve joked with my girlfriends.  The other day, however, a girlfriend asked me, “Then […]

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Do Men Belittle Each Other for Penis Size?

Posted by Delaine - May 17, 2009 - Dating & Sex, Understanding Men/Women
man small penis  Do Men Belittle Each Other for Penis Size?

A divorced male friend and I were recently discussing the matter of penis-size…not just actual numbers and pros and cons, but the social pressures men face to ‘measure up’.  I told him I think it’s OK for women to have preferences in penis size and to know what they like.  But of course, I would NEVER […]

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A Handsome ‘Good Man’ Helps Restore My Faith in Men

Posted by Delaine - April 14, 2009 - Dating & Sex, Healing, Longing...and Learning, Phases/ Stages, Wisdom Gained
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I wasn’t looking for him. He was totally unplanned. But our emails progressed so quickly – naturally – that now, one month into our daily correspondence, his purpose in my life has emerged:   The universe deliberately brought me a Good Man. Not to be my partner, nor champion of life dreams. But to help […]

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You’ve PROVEN You Don’t “Need” A Man – NOW what?

Posted by Delaine - March 26, 2009 - Fears & Challenges, Loving & Trusting, Relationships, Support & Girlfriends
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“You’ve proven you don’t need a man, Delaine.”   My best friend Hali then put her wine glass down on the restaurant table and continued: “So when are you going to stop proving it and move BEYOND it?” I looked at her confused. “What are you talking about?” “You’ve done it Delaine.  You’ve shown everyone that you can […]

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Communicating with the Ex: Learn to Bite Your Tongue

Posted by Delaine - February 17, 2009 - Dealing with the ex, Surviving
silence anger divorce  Communicating with the Ex: Learn to Bite Your Tongue

You’re on the phone with your ex, courteously discussing a pending issue related to your kids or your divorce.  Suddenly, ‘it’ happens – his voice turns whiney and he starts singing the ‘poor-me’ blues. Or maybe he throws in an unexpected mean remark.  Or maybe, just maybe, he decides to start venting – and you find you and your character […]

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