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BEING A STEPMOM CAN BE PRETTY CHALLENGING

Children of Divorce, Moms, Relationships, Self Help, Uncategorized

Getting married is a big adjustment, but add stepchildren to the mix and it can be a very stressful situation. Here are some helpful suggestions from Marilyn Frazer, author of The Relationship Trap: 1 .DON’T COME ON TOO…

Done With Divorce-What To Wear?

Children of Divorce, Dads, Dating, Divorce, Emotional, Love, Relationships, Self Help, Starting Over

After my divorce, I remember thinking those single guys can sure spot a fresh-out-of-a-marriage gal. But how? My clothes gave me away. I still dressed like a married woman. Nice sensible clothes, stylish, but with a “married” label.…

ARE YOU PLANNING TO LEAVE?

Divorce, Legal, Moms, Self Help, Starting Over, Uncategorized

If you are thinking of leaving your marriage, you need to check the FIVE W’S… the basic questions for information-gathering or problem-solving. They are often used in journalism, research, and police investigations and provide the formula for getting…

How Can You Tell If You Relationship Is Abusive?

Divorce, Emotional, Love, Relationships, Self Help

The most telling sign is known as “walking on eggshells.” Did you walk on eggshells in your marriage? Are you walking on eggshells in a present relationship? Are you extremely careful about everything you say, worrying that your…

ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND SPIN CLASS

Divorce, Relationships, Self Help

Going through a divorce is probably the most stressful thing you have ever been through. I remember, the longer the proceedings dragged out the more stressed I became. However, the longer it went on, the stronger I got,…

Are You Thinking of Divorcing Him/Her?

Divorce, Emotional, Financial, Legal, Self Help, Starting Over, Uncategorized

Should you Retain an Attorney? Dissolving a marriage can become a complicated process involving areas from finances to custody, with vast differences in legal requirements from state to state. It is always in your best interest to retain,…

NURTURE YOURSELF AFTER THE DIVORCE!

Divorce, Emotional, Moms, Self Help, Starting Over

The holidays are right around the corner and you have to prepare yourself mentally for them. If this is the first year after the divorce, the holidays can be terribly difficult to face. Since a divorce can drain…

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS!

Dads, Dating, Divorce, Emotional, Love, Moms, Relationships, Self Help

You went through a divorce. What have you learned? Certainly you never want to go through it again. If you are dating or thinking about dating again, keep in mind: 1. If a relationship is good it’s comfortable.…

Now That You’re Divorced, Who Are You?

Dads, Divorce, Emotional, Love, Moms, Relationships, Self Help, Starting Over

You are no longer Mrs. What’s-His-Name. What is your identity now? Have you kept the name or did you decide to change it? What are you doing to develop a new identity, to bring out the real you?…

Beware Of Men Preying On You During Your Divorce!

Dads, Dating, Divorce, DreamsRecycled, Emotional, Love, Moms, Relationships, Self Help, Starting Over

Remember that old saying “Buyer beware?” I have another saying, Divorced lady beware! There are guys out there who look for the newly divorced. They know you’re vulnerable and take full advantage of that fact. They have radar…

Divorced vs Widowed?

Divorce, Emotional, Love, Relationships, Self Help, Starting Over

Once in a while, when I was divorced I would compare myself with someone who was widowed. When her husband died, they came with casseroles to console here. They came to pay condolence calls. They worried about her.…