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I remember near the beginning of my divorce chatting with an old friend. “I don’t feel very good about myself,” I said. “I never knew a Colleen who was anything but confident,” he replied. But there was in fact, a […]

I am forever indebted to my mom. Anyone who has been raised by a single parent can attest to the devotion and loyalty you feel to the parent who was constantly physically, emotionally and financially available to you. As a […]

Really? How do two people make divorce look like a fairy tale? Or rather THE very BEST Christmas PRESENT Ever??!! There’s a reason we can’t get enough of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Just watching them perform You Make It Feel Like […]

Like the rest of this fast-paced digital world, I am in the habit of saving my fav reads for a later date while I zip through my email in delete mode.  And then I wait for the perfect day to catch […]

I remember the day I sat in my marriage counselor’s office and through the tears, kleenex and runny mascara blurted out… Why is God doing this to me? Wow, now looking back, I can’t believe those words ever came out […]

Let’s be honest, pretty much any individual who has experienced the horrors of a broken relationship has at some point felt like a victim. And divorce is about as broken as a relationship can get. Therefore, even those who admirably […]

People seem to believe there are sides in a divorce. In actuality, there are not. I know what you’re thinking, bear with me. First, let me preface this by saying no mature, confident adult expects another human being to take […]

Just when your life is moving forward you (me) do something stupid like watch a cute young couple’s wedding video. Takes me back to the day I sat in my car only weeks into my divorce listening to my honeymoon […]

I made a decision to tell the people I love what I think when they come to mind. We spend time with people…we laugh over old memories and we make new ones – we usher compliments – and we thank them […]

I know many people who have suffered the excruciating pain and indignity of an extramarital affair.  Their loss is often intensified because they feel as if they never truly knew the individual they dedicated their hearts to. Affairs are far […]