Why I’m Incredibly Jealous of My Husband’s Ex-Wife

Remarriage is tough. Especially if both you and your partner are coming from years with different people. My first marriage damaged me. Enough that I even considered giving up on love for good. When Hubs and I came together, in my mind, it was going to be a fling. It turned into so much more. Read More

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Today I’m Thankful for the Mother-in-Law I Never Knew

I wrote this last year on Mother’s Day…but the sentiment holds true today… This Mother’s Day is going to be a little unlike any I’ve spent before it.  I have celebrated many a Mother’s Day as a daughter.  I’ve been lucky over the past eight years, to celebrate it as a mother with both my Read More

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What I Want for my Fortieth Birthday

My husband is the best.  My fortieth birthday is a little over three months away – and last night he asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I’ve spent a few days chewing on it – and I can’t think of anything.  We were thinking about a trip to New Orleans – but have Read More

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Relationship PTSD: Revisiting the Sins of Your Ex on Your Current Relationship

One year, just before Christmas, I entered a raffle at work – and I won an X-Box, complete with a couple of games.  It was great – I was surprised – but we really didn’t need an X-Box.  We had a PlayStation at home and neither the ex nor I were gamers.  The PlayStation was Read More

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By Any Other Name: Freedom Smells Just as Sweet

When I got married the first time, I couldn’t wait to change my name. Without telling you what my old name was, I can tell you that it started with a W. The Goblin King’s last name was much closer to the beginning of the alphabet. As young and empty headed girls are wont to Read More

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Finding Light After Darkness

I was out with a group of women the other day and got into a conversation about husbands – and how difficult it could be to work with someone.  One woman told a story of asking her husband to get a bottle for her while she was feeding their child.  She waited for quite some Read More

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Our Story: Marriage "After" Divorce

My divorce was long, difficult, and messy.  We’d discussed finalizing the paperwork, but my ex outright refused to pay his half.  “I’m Catholic.  I don’t believe in divorce.” Yeah.  Catholic.  Right. Anyway – everything was done except for the decree.  I didn’t have the piece of paper that said I was completely and wholly apart Read More

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I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

Whenever somebody new comes into my life and becomes aware of my continual issues with my ex-husband, I always, always, always get asked the same question. Especially if they’ve had some opportunity to meet him. Why did you marry him? They’re truly perplexed that the woman before them—who seems so put together, intelligent, capable—could have Read More

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Five Ways to Really Make Your Marriage Work

Sooo…I’ve been in the Twitterverse for a few months.  Every once in a while, I search the word “divorce” to see if I can find some new resources for my divorced readers. I’ve done it a few times—and I regularly find this statement or a variation on it. I did a little digging—the quote has been Read More

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Life Goal: Not to be Featured on Hoarders

My home decluttering has continued.  I’ve gone through my closet and pulled out a ton of stuff I haven’t worn (and don’t intend to).  And I’ve finally started to part with my maternity clothes.  I had quite a collection over three children and nine years.  Some of them had even made their way into my Read More

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