A friend and I chat. It’s a familiar topic that keeps rearing its ugly head during divorce. It seems yet another person is capable of opening their mouth to voice their particular thoughts on divorce. Now, I can’t place more emphasis on the fact that these misguided people simply have no clue what divorce really…

I sit with my marriage counselor. I like to call him “Dr. Phil” because he has that same direct and likable quality. “They used to call me ‘The Mayor of Great Falls,” I say. “I miss that. I enjoyed that big world. I took pride in being there for people. In solving problems and leading…

10 powerful getting over you and moving on songs… A few big artists mixed in with some to watch: 1. Chris Young – Think Of You (Duet With Cassadee Pope) 2. Tucker Beathard – Rock On 3. Mo Pitney – Clean Up On Aisle Five 4. Kelsea Ballerini – Peter Pan 5. Lindsay Ell –…

Things are getting better. I no longer remember what it is like to feel the pain of being attached to two. Instead, I am remembering the joy of being just one. No, it is not as contradictory as it sounds. I am not encouraging a selfishness or a lack of longing to one day know…

Sometimes lately, I sit next to people, my people, the ones that used to know me. The ones I feel most comfortable around. Only there is an unspoken vibe. They stayed with me through the worst of it, they ushered me along and listened (Boy did they listen so much longer than they should have),…

There has always been a significant difference between spiritual and ritualistic Catholics. The gap; however, is widening. In large part, due to the excellent shepherding example of Pope Francis. Pope Francis continues to dispel the notion of the so-called ‘Ritualistic’ Catholic, in favor of the ‘Spiritual’ Catholic. The difference? A ritualistic Catholic may go to…

There are great benefits to being happy. It allows one to fully engage in the present and contribute well to the world. Happiness casts a living shield and makes it difficult for the negative aspects of life to stick. It is a given that life will present unhappiness. It cannot be avoided. However, the following…

The truth? A lot of people stay in unhappy marriages. They convince themselves that the grass isn’t greener. That they’re too old to start over. That everyone has faults and baggage just different ones so a new person will be more of the same or even worse! It’s hard for people to be honest with…

I just bought a new car. My own car. The first car I have bought by myself since college. You know what I mean, no longer as a couple car. Imagine my surprise when a radio computer package I signed up for suggested I name my new car AND load pictures of my new car.…

My friend just filed for divorce. She said she wanted to march in there with grace, you know…head held high, composure in check, tears tucked safely behind the dam. Didn’t happen. The dam opened, tears gushed through and grace turned into a ‘puddle.’ I remember many years ago when I first decided to get a…

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