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Aimee Vlachos
Aimee Vlachos lives in a small seaside town on the coast of Maine. When she is not playing and exploring the beaches with her 4 year old son, she is teaching economics at a local college, running her all-girl surf school: Wahine Kai, or working on her non-profit which she founded in 2004. Her goal with her writing is to help women who are just beginning the divorce process and showing them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Entries by Aimee Vlachos

How Running Keeps Me Sane

(15) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 12:20 PM

I was going through the different running mixes that I had created over the past few years, and they really show what I was going through at any given time. Before the divorce it was: Ani Difranco, Ray Lamontagne, and Van Morisson. Very melancholy, somber music that allowed me the...

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Learning to Listen to Your Inner Voice

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 9:09 AM

I keep reading all of these statistics about how the failure rate for second marriages is higher then the first. Since my first marriage failed miserably, these stats make me nervous about the future. I don't know if I'm just an optimist or if being in love again has made...

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Dating the Ghosts of Relationship Pasts

(7) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:17 PM

My friend, we'll call her Elizabeth, recently found out that the man she has been seeing has been making plans to move away and they don't include her. She's devastated and can't understand how he could do this to her after 5 months together. But were they ever really together?...

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How an '80s Hair Band Ruined My Wedding Night

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 12:08 AM

Last week was my seventh wedding anniversary (if I had stayed married) and I even forgot that it had been my supposed anniversary until days later. But it got me thinking about the year leading up to the wedding, the wedding, and its aftermath. There were so many red flags...

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To Date or Not to Date? That Is the Question

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 11:51 AM

While walking past my neighbor's house the other day, I noticed her kissing a man at her front door. And I was excited for her. She lost her husband suddenly two years ago, and I'm glad to see that she is finding happiness. But it got me to thinking about...

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The Dating Detox

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 10:27 AM

My friend "E" has never had a shortage of dates. Her outgoing personality, love for life, and sense of fun has helped her meet men anywhere she goes. Some of her dates turn into short-term relationships, but she is really looking for a real relationship that will last with someone...

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Chasing the Unavailable Man

(22) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 5:30 PM

It all started with a conversation with my mother. I mentioned off-handedly that I was going to meet an ex-boyfriend for dinner, and she got simply hysterical at the news. She said, "Aimee, you've got to be kidding me! This is the same person that broke up with you at...

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In Search of the Elusive Second Date

(10) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 5:51 PM

It started over a glass of wine with friends, the inevitable "bad first date" stories that you share when out with single friends. Anne has discovered through her dating experiences on OkCupid that for some reason, she keeps attracting men who are in their late thirties who live with their...

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Breaking the Cycle of Bad Relationships

(15) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 6:57 PM

After I left my five-year marriage, I did not cry; I felt that I was free. I even started dating someone. I had really fooled myself into thinking that I had grieved enough during the last two years of my marriage and that I was happy. I joked with friends...

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