divorce


The pangs of sympathetic divorce


Posted By on Oct 12, 2012

Note: I wrote this more than a week ago. Certainly this situation aggravated the slow, acid-reflux burn of my own breakup. Feeling much better now than when I wrote it. No need to call the men with the white coats. You know, unless they’re single and cute … _____________ A marriage very close to me is breaking up. It’s so sad that I can’t bear it. Sad for everyone involved and sad for me, too. It all hits too...

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When you have no choice, soldier on


Posted By on Sep 29, 2012

Years ago I went to visit my friend Jeana (not her real name) in Lexington, KY. I drove my cushy rental car from my hot shot job down to her apartment near the University. After settling in, she suggested we get dinner. We walked out to her car. I saw that the driver side door was smashed in. She explained that her doofy sometimes-boyfriend, Steve, had parked the car along the curb and then opened the door into traffic. She shook her...

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It’s 5:44 on Friday. I’ve canceled my plans. I’ve ordered Chinese food. I have some wine. I have some “Real Housewives” on the DVR. My goal: Be in bed with a book by 7:30. Asleep by 8:30. This time, exactly 10 years ago, I was standing at the altar. Yup. I knew this day was coming. It would sort of float in and out of my mind and I would just let it. I figured I’d just move through today like,...

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I heard someone on the radio the other day say that silence, control and having a stiff upper lip pushes people apart. It’s showing our vulnerabilities  that draws us together. Cuddle up, won’t cha? Right now I’m reading One Dead in the Attic by Chris Rose. I’ve been meaning to read it for years. It’s about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, my former home. Nope, I’m not a native,...

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I have the BEST readers. Seriously. One of my smart, articulate, funny ladypeeps just sent me this (via email) in response to TK’s awesome writeup on the Giant Man-Baby Phenomenon. This one is all about what to do if you find yourself already married to a giant man-baby. [I have a new post of my own stuff coming real soon (working on it right now, in fact), but I can’t resist posting another great perspective on a topic...

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Hi all! I know I said my next post was going to be all about the Irishman, but one of my brilliant readers derailed me! (Working on that next post now, peeps. Never fear!) Remember the Giant Man-Baby Phenomenon? Well, one of my dudely readers took the time to write a very insightful comment on it from the guy’s perspective. I wanted to make sure you all got the chance to read it, so I’m pasting it below. As always,...

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