With impending freedom, a girl can’t help but think maybe it’s time for a date. After all, I have a friend who is two years out of her divorce who actually looks younger and more beautiful. I must admit I find a fascination with it. More time has passed yet more beauty surfaces. It certainly makes…

While most will be anticipating their June vacations I will be anticipating a different type of respite. My court date. I can’t believe it. There will finally be some resolution to what will end up being a five-year divorce. I can truly start inching towards my future without the dragging the past along with it. I…

Just how do you get over a divorce? This is a ginormous question for those who face it.  I didn’t quite have the answer a few years ago. In truth, back then it seemed SO complicated. There was the devastating emotional aspect, The fall from grace community aspect, The pull yourself together aspect, The need…

In the beginning, divorce teaches you about pain, loss, and tears. Eventually, it opens up to far greater lessons which in many ways bring a more mature view on relationships. At the very least it offers a less idealist lens through which to peer at love. And provides the tough lessons of boundaries and self-protection which…

In high school, if my mom could hear me bickering with a friend she would pick up the telephone. “Girls,” she would say. “Are you being charitable?” My girlfriends and I would bust out laughing and completely forget the adolescent angst we knew just moments before.  Of course, so would my mother as she was…

I want to start passing along a little spiritual inspiration here and there. I think this is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard. Cory Morrow is a Texas singer/songwriter. This is a spiritually uplifting tune and worth the listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3h9ggiqUYc   Follow me on Facebook @Colleen Orme National Columnist on Twitter @colleenorme…

I just had lunch with one of my fav people from high school. As is customary in my column I will give her an alias. A name to protect the innocent. I will call her “Aurora’ because she sincerely sends out good vibes. There is a profound radiance about her. It is so great to catch…

A few days ago I wrote the column… When God Cleans Your House It made me realize though divorce is definitely about significant losses, I now see it as just life re-arranged. And guess what? I love my life now! I know! Can you believe it?! I will attest to feeling emotionally chewed up and…

Yesterday I experienced an emotional hiccup. I shed a few tears. I know! surprised me too. After all, I am me again. I have regained my original strength and confidence. I am finally restored. But here’s the thing. I saw someone from my old world. The one I used to belong to. The one you have…

There is divorce and there is extreme divorce. Extreme divorce is lengthy, involves emotional and financial abuse, punishment, using or confusing children, and overall bullying behavior.  Extreme divorce should be illegal but instead, it is seen as the acceptable behavior of men behaving badly. Essentially, it can involve as much if not more control as…

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