It’s quite common to hear someone say “I’m a single parent this week” when their husband/wife/partner is out of town due to work obligations.
I certainly know that experience; Daddy-o is away on average four days a week. It’s no easy feat for a mama of six and it certainly takes its toll - but however tricky, you won’t catch me referring to myself as a single parent.
The fall/winter holiday cycle is arguably the most important season to celebrate... with the greatest potential for emotional meltdown.
The Garter Brides are a sisterhood of women all of whom married over the age of 35. For some, it was a first time marriage, but for many it was a second marriage and they came with kids.
After a separation it may seem like your marriage will never be the same again. While this may be true, you can try to make the change positive instead of negative. It's amazing how much you can shift within a relationship by simply shifting your own thoughts and behaviors.
I want to thank you all so much for your support during this transition in my family's life. Whether I left, he left or we agreed to part ways, this is a difficult time. I really appreciate how you all stood by me in the early days and weeks. Your calls, texts and emails- even if they went unanswered, really meant a lot to me and helped smooth the way. It was so nice to know I was being thought of.
Though technically a romantic comedy, Crazy, Stupid, Love, offers an authentic and approachable picture of the earliest moments of separation and divorce.
Meeting my husband Matt's son "D" for the first time was one of my most anxiety-ridden days. For any of you step-parents out there, you can totally understand why I was so anxious to meet the most important person in Matt's life.
I am taking my life back, and I am going to get my groove back on. When life happens and things change, sometimes we put off doing the things that used to bring us joy simply because it seems daunting, challenging, and even a little sad to do it by ourselves.
So, it just came out that my former governor had an illegitimate child with one of his household staffers over ten years ago. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have been married for 25 years. 25 YEARS!! Does that mean nothing to him?! It's an understatement to say that it's so pathetic he had to go and do something like this--something that he knew could ruin his life and change it irreversibly. Arnold, I thought you were one of the few good guys left in Hollywood/California's political arena!
Divorce has a bright side: the opportunity to restart your life. As you detox and heal you may discover a better version of yourself than you have ever known. Here are some benefits of being one adult:
* Easy to get a table in a busy restaurant (or sit at the bar)
* Listen to any music and sing out loud
* Your time is your own