I dread this question. You match with a guy online based on nothing but some pictures and a brief glimpse into the best qualities they believe they possess. Then you have a 2 minute conversation about your weekend or how your work day is going then they hit you with the question "so what are … Continue reading When is it appropriate to ask “What are you looking for?”
It has been over a year since my split with the X. I don't even recognize the person I was then. I was caught between feeling free and feeling abandoned. Feeling relieved and feeling afraid. Excited and hurt. Going through a divorce or any breakup really is filled with so many emotions. I remember thinking … Continue reading Eight Tips for Surviving a Breakup
I have never seen strength and determination the way I had when I started taking care of my father in his last days. His struggle with Stage 4 stomach cancer was coming to an end. In November we were given the news that he had 3 to 6 months to live and he held out … Continue reading The Last Few Days with Dad
It is Sunday afternoon on my off weekend and I feel the anxiety building up. In about an hour I have the dreaded pick up time where the kids come back home from being with the X a few days. Every time I have to gear up for the awkward ten minute exchange I instantly … Continue reading The Dreaded Custody Handoff
I can't help but compare online dating to job searching. The parallels are unavoidable and the longer you are out there searching the less personal it becomes. Just as you start to forget the companies and positions you apply for, you forget who you swipe right on, who's profile you like, or who you start … Continue reading Strategies to Online Dating
Logging on to different dating websites can open your eyes to many new things which usually leaves me feeling old or inexperienced. And sometimes it can make you lose all faith in men and women- like when you see that profile of just a guy's body and a caption that says "married and looking to … Continue reading Open Relationships: Yay or Nay?
I am coming up on a year since I have been separated from the X - six months divorced. I had my own ideas of what divorced couples go through and made my own judgments. Now I see that I had no idea what someone goes through when they get divorced. But just like when … Continue reading The misconceptions of a divorcee