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Songs About Heartache

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 6:25 PM

Listen to "Changed Your Mind," a pleasantly twangy piece by singer-songwriter Sarah Morris, and it's obvious that this young woman knows a thing or two about heartache and, specifically, divorce. In reality, she's a happily-married mother expecting her second child. Her good friend, P.K., inspired the...

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When Overachievers Divorce

(82) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 11:53 AM

During my divorce, my emotions were all over the board, but as a lifelong overachiever, shame took a particularly strong hold. Here was something that I couldn't fix, something that I had botched completely. On the report card of life, I saw having an "F" in marriage as a mark...

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The Right To Choose One's Marital Status

(30) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 6:04 PM

In order to get divorced, I traveled back to the Midwestern college town where I'd lived for a year with my soon-to-be ex. I hadn't put down substantial roots there in a year's time, but I'd made some friends, including a nice couple from my church who let me stay...

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How Being Divorced Has Helped My Second Marriage

(64) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 11:20 AM

I was divorced before 30 and remarried at 31. My first marriage was a year-long disaster that ended with me leaving my husband on my lunch break. I never would have pegged myself as the "Dear John" type, but our relationship had reached the point where leaving was essential, and...

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