How Great Thou Part

When I was a baby my family experienced a house fire in the home my parents were renting. Moving would be complicated. The strain of my dad’s drinking was shifting the financial burden to my mother. And they did not have the money to put down on a house. Therefore, my mom did what she always…

John McCain chose a political party but first and foremost he chose to be an American. In this nation’s Capital where people with differing opinions must break bread and come together for critical solutions, McCain was a champion. He demonstrated the ability to see contradictory opinions and various backgrounds as a part of a whole…

When I was in my twenties I would tell my uncle I wanted him to live with me one day. He would smile and laugh. “No,” I would say. “I am serious. Promise me you will live with me.” I remember my aunts asking him if he would come back to New York City to…

I woke up yesterday with one thought. I’m finally single. Happy Birthday to me! Sure, technically it happened in June but with all of the contempt charges and house sale resistance, it felt anything but liberating. There was no time to finally feel single.  In actuality, I’m not really sure what this means. Or just…

It’s difficult to understand divorce unless you experience it. In fact, that’s true with most aspects of life. The deepest empathy is derived from a true understanding of walking in another’s shoes.  Take grief for example. When we are young it’s difficult to grasp unless it touches our lives. We don’t necessarily attend a funeral,…

Surprisingly, we often put up with behaviors we should walk away from. Why? Emotional attachments are hard to break. Therefore, what we should be doing is walking away when we initially recognize unfavorable characteristics in another person. This doesn’t just pertain to romantic relationships. All good relationships should have core fundamentals which provide for a…

I love a story especially a great love story. It’s hard to believe but once you discard the emotional mud and muck, it’s possible to find incredible happiness after divorce. For that reason, I believe it’s worth ripping off the band-aid of an unhappy marriage and dealing with the unbearable yet temporary angst. Versus continuing…

When my two oldest were little I read an article about how we needed to spend one on one time with our kids. It was going to make them feel even more loved and yadda yadda. Ever the self-help junkie I set about doing just that. I put my oldest who was four-years-old at the time…

It’s no secret some men have historically gone to great lengths to leave their wives with either little to no money. It happens to strong and capable women who are guilty of just one thing – not believing the person they married would ever be capable of it. You could say these women made themselves…

The past few months since the finalization of my divorce haven’t worked out quite the way I expected. It honestly, has left me at a loss for words.  Not because I didn’t still have a story to tell but because it was no longer the way I wanted to present it. And not because it’s…

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