Crafting Your Divorcée Elevator Pitch
During the first few months of my separation, I was heartbroken, displaced, and lost. When I would meet up with friends and family, they would inevitably ask the daunting question: How are you? What a loaded question. In an instant, I would melt into a puddle of tears or go on a victim-spurred bitch fest. […]
Are you married to the ghost of your partner?
When you fall in love, everything changes. Suddenly, you don’t need as much sleep (or so you think), your brain is hijacked with thoughts of that person 24/7, and you become an addict, longing to the next tex/snap/dm. Let’s face it; you’re strung out on love. I’ve been lucky enough to feel this sensation twice […]
Could A Cuisinart Change Your Mindset?
Divorce Gifting As we begin the holiday season, the idea of a divorce gift-giving guide crossed my mind. I started to brainstorm and think back to the best gift I received after my divorce. Was it the new stationery embossed with my maiden name? Or how about the ‘new lease on life’ music mix? Although […]
It’s Time for New Traditions
How to say goodbye to your holiday routine Ah, the holidays are upon us. Whatever you choose to celebrate, it’s hard not to be affected by the ‘holiday spirit’ when Christmas is practically popping up in stores before the end of Halloween. Did we forget about Thanksgiving?? Say nothing of Hannakuah. I suppose I’ll save […]
Every Mulligan Marriage Has a Purpose
I have no question that my “mulligan” marriage had a purpose. My ex-husband is the reason I moved overseas, which is where I met my current husband. The universe has a funny way of making things happen exactly as they should, even if messy and unexpected. I have a beautiful daughter and am expecting a […]
A Love of the Outdoors Helped Me Heal From My Divorce
I was married at 18 and divorced when I was 22, with a little boy to raise. I put myself through college while all of that was going, so it wasn’t an easy ride. My ex-husband remarried a couple of years later, which was a blow to my ego, although I liked his new wife. […]
Is it Time to Resuscitate Your Marriage, or Let it Go?
Do you ever feel like you are the one trying to ‘resuscitate’ your relationship and breathe life into it when things start to go stale? I can commiserate; my experience from my first marriage made me feel the same way. The difference is my husband now will rally when I ask him to. I’m not […]
What Makes You Feel Alive? Rediscovering Your True Self After Divorce
Three months into my separation, I had my moment of release. The act involved dancing fearlessly to “The Dogs Days are Over” by Florence + the Machine on top of my parent’s coffee table alone in the living room. In that short time, my personality started to shift. I no longer feared my looming divorce; […]
How Do You Know if You’re Still in Love with Someone?
Being in love, especially in a new relationship, is intoxicating. You constantly communicate. You long for one another. You plan extravagant adventures. So what happens when the shiny new penny becomes dull? How do you know if you are in a growth stage or falling out of love? How do you know if it’s time […]
Treat Yo Self: From Self-Care to Dating Yourself, It’s Time to Focus on YOU!
I have three words for you: ‘Treat Yo Self.’ If you aren’t a fan of the show Parks and Recreation, you may not be familiar with this phrase. My birthday is coming up in a few days, and I always treat myself to cupcakes because they are my favorite guilty pleasure. What if it’s not […]