10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Divorce

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6 Tricks to Get You Through Valentine's Day

Ah, Valentine's Day: The bane of the divorced woman's existence. Or is it? Here's the thing, we build up Valentine's Day and create expectations that simply are not always realistic. Add on a bitter divorce, learning to be single again, and it can feel like you're the last single woman among a world of hopeless romantics. The cinnamon hearts, chocolates, roses in the window all makes us heave a sad sigh. To top it all off, we have social media to add to the Valentine's Day mix. Even if you choose not to celebrate it, it's hard to avoid everyone else's Valentines mush on the internet. Facebook will be awash with romantic status updates. Instagram will be alight with diamond engagement rings. Pinterest is full of Valentine's date night ideas. ...more

10 Tips for Handling Social Media During a Divorce

Here's the thing though, if you're going through your divorce process right now, then you'll want to be careful about what you're sharing on any of these social media platforms. Why? Because once lawyers are involved, they can scour your social media looking for any incriminating evidence. ...more
The simple fact is that social media is not a big part of "our" life.  It's a big part of some ...more

10 Ways He's Cheating On You Without Having An Affair

I'm over at divorcedmoms.com today with a fresh new post. If you know me at all then you know I write juicy posts over there. I don't know what it is, but when I write for DM, I tend to let it hang out. If you've ever felt uneasy in your marriage or relationship but couldn't put your finger on what was wrong---then this is a must read... When we think of cheating in a marriage, we automatically think of extra-marital affairs.Forbidden sex....more

10 Years Divorced And Some Things Never Change

It's been 10 years since I left my husband. Ten years...and what has changed? Everything and nothing. I've changed but I'm still the same. He's just...well, he's still the same. They say a leopard can't change his spots and my ex-husband is living proof.After years of litigation, a thousand miles between us, new spouses and grown children my ex still hates me. I don't really care about hate. Didn't we learn in Kindergarten that not everyone will like us? We won't get invited to every birthday party and little Lizzie in the third row will still make faces at you regardless of how often you share your snack with her? Exactly....more
adelewishnot Wow, thank you for sharing your story. It brings tears to my eyes hearing that the ...more

3 Tips For Going No Contact With A Narcissist

How many of you are dealing with or in a relationship with a Narcissist? This could be your ex spouse or a family member, or even a friend. I've written several posts on my site about Narcissism....more

My Sister Is A Living Ghost

This past weekend was one of the first hot ones. It was the first beach weekend of many to come for the season. My Beau and I did what we normally do on a hot weekend, packed up the car with our beach chairs, sunscreen, towels and other supplies. After a long walk on the shore, we settled into our little chairs and relaxed to the sound of gentle waves. That's when I saw the living ghost....more

True or False? Divorce Quiz For You

A fun quiz to test your knowledge of divorce. Separating myth from fact...There are many false beliefs and stereotypes surrounding divorce. Let’s separate fact from fiction or at least get a handle on some interesting divorce stats. Take the divorce savvy quiz and find out how much you really know....more

My Sexless Marriage Was a Hot Topic on Huffington Post

I had no idea my sexless marriage would be such a hot topic nor did I realize I would be crucified for it. In 2011, I published a personal article on my little blog titled "Sexual Neglect." The reason I wrote it was not to call out my ex but to bring to light a topic that rarely gets discussed. ...more
When trolls start surfacing, that means you've arrived!  ;-)  Write from the heart, write with ...more

My Sweetly Shattered Dream

I sat in the middle of the kitchen on a pop up chair. The one I normally took to my daughter’s soccer games.  I hadn’t even moved my things in yet but this empty house was mine....more