5 Tips to Manage a Difficult Co-Parent

Marital breakdown typically means that the relationship and your ability to communicate and parent with your soon-to-be-ex is at least partly impaired.  With time, some co-parents are able to put those feelings aside, but there are cases where one parent becomes disengaged, emotionally combative, or starts sabotaging their parenting relationship.  In these relationships, one of Read More

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#1000Speak – Compassion for the Bully

Today’s #1000Speak post is supposed to be about bullying.  And more specifically, compassion for bullies. Yes, you’re probably thinking bullies are the worst people on the planet and don’t deserve our compassion. I suppose in some cases that’s true. Consider however that some bullies don’t know any better.  They weren’t raised the same way that Read More

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Taking a Right at Albuquerque

My life now seems to go in a continuous cycle.  Not in a bad way, like a merry-go-round that never stops.  It’s now like I’m on a road with two paths in front of me and a map of where I’ve been.  I keep looking at the map for clues to where I should be Read More

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Co-Parenting and Sick Kids…

So…poor Puck has been feeling poorly since Saturday afternoon.  He’s been mostly OK, taking in a normal amount of fluids, but not eating much, and a low grade fever.  Some minor vomiting.  But as today is a transfer day, I had to let my ex know last night as he’d have to make arrangements for Read More

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Another Year Older…Another Lesson Learned

Flower is seven this year.  Like most seven year old girls, she’s into dressing up and spending time with her friends.  As we’ve had “friend” parties the previous two years, we decided this year that she and I would do something fun together just the two of us.  We’re going to an indoor skydiving facility Read More

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Letter to My Ex

This week, I was invited by Vicki Shemin, a Collaborative Attorney/Mediator/Therapist and Professor to participate in a survey about my divorce and write a letter to my ex (more info here) for inclusion in a book. If you’re recently divorced – I invite you to stop by and fill out the survey too. Dear Ex: Read More

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My New Mission

I had an interesting thought the other night, as I sometime do (this is in between my regular night time discussion with myself about how weird it is that we have a room in all of our homes that we enter with the specific purpose of becoming unconscious for 6-8 hours every night.  Isn’t it Read More

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Codependency and Enabling Behavior Doesn’t End with Divorce

When I was married to my ex, for my own survival, it was sometimes necessary to “bend” the truth. I’m not proud of it – I don’t condone lying in my home and I try to promote honesty in my children. However – sometimes – to avoid an inevitable reaction from my ex and protect Read More

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Tips on Email Communication from the Goblin King

It’s been a rough week – and I don’t have a ton of time to write a blog post for this week (sorry guys!!) Wanted  you all to know that I’ve just received a tip from the Goblin King as to how I should write my e-mails to him (note – this is an exact Read More

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The Nightmare BEFORE Christmas: Holiday Planning After Divorce

When my ex and I first divorced, I knew the big holidays were going to be a problem.  Easter.  Christmas.  Thanksgiving.  All of them. So, in an attempt to avoid those issues, we came up with a specific agreement that should have answered all of our problems. Turns out, not so much. Read more in my article Read More

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