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Debbi Dickinson
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Debbi is an Entrepreneur and CEO of Savvy Tech Ladies. Working in Corporate America, she enjoys working with women on breaking through the glass ceiling to achieve the positions they want. She has a free four-day e-course on "Building Unstoppable Confidence to Get What You Want" on her website at: www.savvytechladies.com or you can follow her on Twitter: @debbilewisstl.

Entries by Debbi Dickinson

Set Goals, Not Resolutions, to Achieve Results

(4) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 5:53 PM

There was a time in my life when every New Year's Eve, I would set resolutions. They were mostly focused on my health: Lose weight, exercise more or change a bad habit.

Sound familiar?

What I realized is that my resolutions were focused more around what...

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Divorce Doesn't Need To Be War

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 12:05 PM

I have a girlfriend who was just starting down the journey of divorce. She knows that I've been divorced for over 10 years and have an amicable relationship with my ex. She was asking for some pointers on how we kept the divorce process and post-divorce civil.

When...

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How to Build Confidence FAST!

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 5:07 PM

We all know women who seemingly and effortlessly achieve goals they set out to accomplish -- and they reach those goals quickly. Do you ever wonder how they can do it?

Their secret is simple -- it is self-confidence. It is a skill that can be learned at...

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Reflections on My Wedding Anniversary Date

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 11:16 AM

If still married, we would be celebrating our 23rd Wedding Anniversary this year. Our divorce was finalized a few weeks after our 13th anniversary. I find that when the calendar flips to my wedding date each year I focus less on my divorce and miserable aspects of our marriage, but...

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How To Deal With The Ex-In-Laws During The Holidays

(4) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 1:57 PM

The holiday season after divorce can be challenging on many different fronts, especially when you have children. Toss the ex's family into the mix and it can be downright stressful. It makes one want to run for the hills.

I learned during the first few years post-divorce how...

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How Do I Stop Crying?

(10) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 3:25 PM

Crying is one of many ways to release emotions, especially when going through a significant emotional event like divorce. It's stressful. Many days you will feel as if you are on an emotional rollercoaster.

And you are.

Crying is a natural way to deal with these emotions....

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Divorced Mother Deals With Business Travel Guilt

(5) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 1:30 PM

My husband and I were in marriage counseling and it was becoming evident that divorce was on the horizon. The one thought that kept going through my mind was how I was going to handle the demands of my professional career as a single, divorced mother.

While...

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Taking Responsibility For My Part In Our Failed Marriage

(101) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 3:00 AM

It's so easy to point a finger at your soon-to-be ex and make a list of all the things they did that contributed to the downfall of your marriage.

There are three parts to every story story: his story, her story and the truth. The reality is that both parties...

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Why My Married Girlfriends Defriended Me

(35) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 1:15 PM

A newly divorced woman recently asked me why her married girlfriends stopped including her in their occasional get-togethers. "What is wrong with me?" she wanted to know.

This woman was puzzled and upset because she feels that she hasn't done or said anything inappropriate that would trigger their behavior. They...

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Secrets To Embracing Being A Single Divorced Mom!

(22) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 2:50 PM

Transitioning from married life to divorced life is a challenge. Doing this with children at home can takes that challenge to the next level. It can be difficult, but it can also be an exciting time if you will it to be.

You can choose to make this an...

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My Marriage Did Not Survive Recovery

(357) Comments | Posted July 8, 2012 | 3:30 AM

My marriage started out as most do -- full of hope and promises of a joy-filled life. Unfortunately, it did not head down that happy path. Like many marriages that end in divorce, there were many factors that contributed to its demise.

Shortly after the wedding bells...

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Time For Me To Move On

(270) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 4:20 AM

There is a pivotal moment in divorce process when you realize it is really over and it's time to move on. For me, it was about two months after my divorce. I was talking with a girlfriend about my ex's latest dating exploits. Expecting her to join in...

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Do You Want To Be Right Or Do You Want To Be Happy?

(22) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Are you stuck in a bitter divorce fight?

Couples often get caught up with their perceived injustices in the divorce settlement negotiations. The disdain that they personally have for each other usually just adds fuel to the fire when negotiating.

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in...

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Once Wedding Ring Was On Our Relationship Started Changing

(81) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 7:45 PM

Within a few months of returning from our honeymoon, our relationship started changing. Reflecting back, I see how once the wedding ring was slipped on my finger, he felt he could drop some of the pretense of our two years of dating.

In my mid-20's, I was...

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Relief to Drop The Mask

(592) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 1:17 PM

I lived two lives during my 13-year marriage. There was the mask I put on when was out in public -- it showed my husband and I living the American Dream, with a 3400 square foot house in the right neighborhood in the right town, with the mommy van parked...

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The Art Of Not Arguing

(26) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 8:15 PM

You find yourself in a heated discussion with your soon-to-be ex. You end the conversation angry, frustrated and find this just adds to your growing resentment. You keep asking yourself, "Why can't we just have a normal conversation? Why does it always turn into an argument?"

Once you enter the...

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He Lied To Me When We First Met and I Married Him Anyway

(635) Comments | Posted April 14, 2012 | 2:30 PM

It was the wedding I dreamed about since I was a little girl. I could hear the ocean waves crashing in the background of the garden setting. My sister was my maid of honor. My father, a minister, not only walked me down the aisle; he married us. It was...

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