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Heather Sweeney
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Heather Sweeney is an associate editor at , a mother of two, an avid runner and a former military spouse. She blogs about her life as a single mom at Riding the Roller Coaster.

Entries by Heather Sweeney

Removing a Broken Heart One Laser Treatment at a Time

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 4:08 PM

I have a broken heart. It's been etched into my existence for 24 years. Over time, it has lost its once vivid color, and the memories associated with its genesis have faded. Faded, but not disappeared. And now, after nearly two and a half decades, I've decided it's time to...

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Divorce, Redemption and My 20th High School Reunion

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 11:33 AM

Since my divorce I've become accustomed to doing a lot of things solo. I've been my own date to dinner, to movies, to gatherings with friends. At first I felt awkward ambling about the earth without a partner, but in time I realized that I enjoyed my own company.


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What's the Right Way to Mourn an Anniversary After Divorce?

(3) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 11:58 AM

Today is full of things I need to do. Today I need to go about my normal routine of writing, editing, and posting content for the website I work for. Today I have plans with a new friend. Today my children have dentist appointments. Today I need to work out...

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Getting Through a Divorce in 26.2 Miles

(4) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 10:42 AM

I had been clicking the refresh button for an hour and six minutes on two different computers when, finally, my registration form was accepted. In a record two hours and 27 minutes, the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon reached its 30,000 registrant limit, and I was one of them.

At that...

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