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Yesterday was Ex-Spouse Day.  Who knew?  Not me, that is for certain.  Thankfully, I am on very good terms with my own FH (former husband) which is a big relief after enduring several years of a contentious separation and divorce. I guess the fact that I don’t think much about my divorce actually says quite […]

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I’m currently settling into life as a single person with a new home in a new city.  I am also looking to make some new friends.  Thanks to the internet, it’s now fairly easy to connect with people who have similar interests and also live nearby. After doing a bit of research, I joined a […]

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Divorce brings up all sorts of emotions, and sometimes people find themselves acting  a little crazy.  Those who have ended marriages have their own personal divorce story — some are sad, some are scary and some are just plain funny. My somewhat twisted divorce tale starts when I had been separated for about a year. […]

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Over the years my daughter has given me an array of wonderful Mother’s Day gifts.  When she was little, they were all handmade items like sweet cards and pictures, decorated wooden boxes and hand-strung jewelry.  I’ve kept them all.  They are treasures beyond value and each one brings a smile and a cherished memory. My […]

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Today I met with my accountant so he can prepare my tax returns.  It was the first time that I have not filed jointly since 1989. This was another in a series of sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but always sobering experiences to remind me that I’m no longer part of a couple.  Partner-less, you can […]

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The old girl is standing in the living room, naked, tilting a bit to the left and devoid of decoration.  She hasn’t moved since Thanksgiving weekend and it doesn’t look like she’ll be going anywhere soon. She’s my artificial Christmas tree, or as I like to call her, “The best $40 I ever spent.” I […]

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