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Happy anti-versary to me: the 5 most important things I’ve learned since my divorce

A special man sent me a text this morning wishing me a happy 5th anniversary. It wasn’t OUR anniversary he was recognizing but the 5th anniversary of my divorce . It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since my marriage ended (not to mention that it was on this day 20 years ago that […]

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Dating after Divorce: The Good, the Bad and the Just Don’ts

Dating after divorce is one of the more daunting aspects of the After Wife (along with hanging up the Christmas lights by yourself and killing all of the spiders). Apart from the near crippling fear of having to get naked in front of new people there may be other issues that may be keeping you […]

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Erase the Date: what happens to your anniversary after divorce?

I still have the Save the Date! postcard we sent to our friends & family to announce our engagement and wedding date. It was a cheeky, goofy, blatantly non-traditional design that perfectly captured our quirky personalities.  The wedding day was pure joy and elation followed by epic mishap and ridiculousness:  a perfectly imperfect day that […]

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I’m a single mom but I don’t want your pity

I ran into an aquaintance the other day. A friend of a friend that I hadn’t seen in 3 or 4 years but I had always enjoyed spending time with her & her family. We chatted for a few minutes while our kids were in swim lessons &  as we were rushing to transition to […]

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Lessons learned from dating after divorce & how to be happy within and without

Not all break ups have to be devastating. In fact, they can be perfectly mature & respectful if both parties are open & honest. Shocking, but true! Story at 11! Some backstory: I was recently in a relationship with a lovely man. We were together for more than 6 months, ran together, travelled together & […]

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