Post Tagged with: "divorce"

Divorce Sucks: The Birthday Episode
Kids / Parenting

Divorce Sucks: The Birthday Episode

Divorce sucks and my kids no longer have the kind of mom they once had.

I Hate National Coming Out Day
Identity / Life

I Hate National Coming Out Day

I hate National Coming Out Day. I have hated it since I first learned about it. Once, in college, I spent the entire day hiding in bed. I hate National Coming Out Day because I hate coming out. If you know me, you probably think there’s a punchline coming. I’m […]

The Divorce Files: Upsides of Moving Out
Life / Sex & relationships

The Divorce Files: Upsides of Moving Out

Thoughts on divorce: Yes, there will be an after.

Beyond Talk: Helping Kids Deal with Divorce
Parenting

Beyond Talk: Helping Kids Deal with Divorce

“It’s not your fault” and “We will always take care of you”—those phrases don’t have the leverage necessary to lift that weight.

Photo Credit: Moira
Community / Portraits

VillageQ Community: On Divorcing and Finding Empathy

It’s challenging to be a blogger (and a person) going through a divorce. I don’t want to spew my bitterness all over or over-share, but I also resent the pressure to publicly do the “conscious uncoupling” thing.

Weathering Seasons of Change
Identity / Life / Sex & relationships

Weathering Seasons of Change

We are all, always, embodiments of emergence. We’re just unaware of this fact until life presents us with ground-shaking change.

Merry Christmas 2014
Grief & loss

How My Christmas Tree Became My Grief Counselor

You know that holiday advice for the broken-of-heart: create new traditions? It doesn’t really work for newly separated co-parents, like Tracie and me, who are trying to follow a different piece of advice: keep the kids’ lives as normal as possible.

PHOTO CREDIT: CHERYL DUMESNIL
Grief & loss

7 Tips to Surviving the Holidays after Heartbreak

In addition to twice-weekly yoga classes and my fledgling meditation practice, I’ve found these seven simple actions have a surprisingly powerful impact on my mood.

When Marriage Equality Activists Break Up
Grief & loss

When Marriage Equality Activists Break Up

I know that the rights and responsibilities we gained are important not only to couples who stay married, but also those who need to separate.

My Boys of Summer
Family / Kids / Parenting

Dear Baseball, Thank You

I might remember Summer 2014 as The Summer My Marriage Broke but I also want to remember My Boys of Summer.