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My Post-Divorce Valentine

17 Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 11:20 AM

I have always loved the greeting card aisle. I love looking at the designs, which have gotten so much more sophisticated, indie-artsy, and embellished over the years. (I do like to send a little glitter and bling now and then!) I like reading the sentiments inside, deciding if that's how...

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Why Do the Best Stories Come From My Divorced Pals?

0 Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 4:35 PM

Why does it seem that the best stories come from my friends who are either 1) newly-single and doing the "Divorced Girls Gone Wild" thing, or 2) well past their post-divorce dating and annoyingly happy with their new boyfriend? Thank God for my good friend who falls somewhere in between,...

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Give Up Those Other Guys Already

0 Comments | Posted May 4, 2011 | 8:55 PM

This is the last segment of a three-part series I wrote about The Men We Date, and how to open up to new possibilities. If you missed them, go to my page to read Part 1 and Part 2.

If you read the first two parts of this series, you...

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Ghosts of Relationships Past

0 Comments | Posted April 13, 2011 | 7:34 PM

This is the last segment of a three-part series I wrote about The Men We Date, and how to open up to new possibilities. If you missed them, go to my page to read Part 1 and Part 2.
If you read the first two parts of this series,...

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Dating Fearlessly After Divorce

0 Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 10:44 AM

This is the second in a 3-part series from author Ginger Emas about The Men We Date, and how to open up to new possibilities.

In Part 1 of this trilogy, I exposed my own personal truth: that for most of my life, I kept choosing the...

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What Justin Bieber Can Teach Women About Love This Valentine's Day

0 Comments | Posted February 12, 2011 | 12:50 PM

Every woman needs to see the new Justin Bieber movie, Never Say Never.

Why?

In the words of two young Bieberettes who momentarily pause in their Bieber-shrieking to talk to the cameras during the movie's opening, "He's such an inspiration ... he gives us hope."

And perhaps no one needs...

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What Justin Bieber Showed Me About Love and "One Less Lonely Girl"

0 Comments | Posted February 9, 2011 | 11:48 AM

Every divorced woman needs to see the new Justin Bieber movie, Never Say Never.

Why?

In the words of two young Biebettes who momentarily pause in their Bieber-shrieking to talk to the cameras during the movie's opening, "He's such an inspiration ... he gives us hope."

And perhaps no one...

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Are You Still Dating Your Ex?

0 Comments | Posted February 3, 2011 | 12:28 PM

I don't know when it started--if it even started or if I was born this way. But I have always been attracted to men of a certain "type," even when I was young and the men weren't even men yet, but still boys.

I grew up enamored with guys who...

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Why I Celebrate My Ex on My Birthday

0 Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 7:57 PM

Today is my birthday, but I woke up thinking about another birthday, nearly six years ago. It was the 40th birthday of my dearest friend -- my ex-husband, Jon, who was, at the time, still my husband. We had been separated for five months after 13 years of marriage (and...

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Our Crazy Kosher Christmas

0 Comments | Posted December 23, 2010 | 2:57 PM

Our Blended Family's Hilarious Version of "The Night Before Christmas"

'Twas the night before Christmas, and I felt kinda blue-ish;
It was the first time I wished that I wasn't so Jewish.
My boyfriend, a 7th Day Adventist he,
Was bouncing off walls filled with...

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My Ex Loves My Boyfriend's Thanksgiving Potatoes

0 Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 11:12 AM

Thanksgiving is an interesting time for my family and me. I typically make the 10-hour car trek to South Florida from Atlanta with my son, my boyfriend of three years, and my ex-husband, so we can be with my entire family.

This year marks the six-year anniversary of my...

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The Bare Naked Truth About Trimming (And I Don't Mean the Christmas Tree)

0 Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 1:55 PM

Listen, there is one thing that the exes of Sandra Bullock, Christina Aguilera, Courteney Cox, Britney Spears and even Kate Gosselin won't have to go through. (Okay, maybe Jon will go through this). And that's the Brazilian wax.

You see, after my first 50 post-divorce dates, I began to understand...

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Divorce & Teenagers -- Normal or Not?

0 Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 4:23 PM

For those of us who are divorced with kids, we face a recurring question that sometimes keeps us up at night: Is my child simply going through a normal adolescent stage or is his behavior due to the fact that his dad and I are not together?

I realize...

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Sex, Beer and Okinawa -- My First Date After Divorce

0 Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 9:30 AM

Last night I went on my first date in 14 years. It may be another 14 years before I do it again. My best friend set me up with a doctor -- I think I should have started with a paper boy.

On my drive home from the date that...
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