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Andree Rachelle
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Andree Rachelle is a pseudonym for this divorced mother of three children, graduate student, and blogger at weepingoak.wordpress.com, where she mostly writes about living in and leaving an alcoholic marriage.

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Kisses For My Mother

(2) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 8:16 PM

On the day of my mother's memorial service, I placed a photograph of her at the Quaker Meeting House where we held the service, and then later back at my house, where family and friends gathered for comfort and remembrance. The next day, I looked at the photograph and noticed...

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Father's Day

(20) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 2:48 PM

Beautiful things can break my heart. And they are everywhere, impossible to avoid: a father crouching down and tying the hood on his daughter's winter jacket; a child sitting on her father's shoulders, fingers grasped in his hair, holding tightly; a little boy, sitting in a shopping cart, tossing groceries...

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Divorce Court Crazy

(72) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 11:41 AM

I go to court several times a year. You'd think I would be used to it by now. I think that my first visit to divorce court, now over four years ago, spoiled me. I had been separated for over seven months. My husband had closed all of our bank...

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Christie Brinkley, Matt Lauer, And Me

(45) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 10:40 AM

Back in 2008, when I was trying to end my marriage, trying to just get my husband out of the house for the second time, a frequent topic of our debates regarding his leaving or not was that a divorce would "ruin" him. "If this gets out, it will ruin...

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