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Entries by Joel Dovev

The 10 Plagues of Divorce

(32) Comments | Posted April 18, 2011 | 10:42 AM

Like the Israelites in Egypt, sometimes during the divorce process you need to deal with some pestilence and eat more than your fair share of affliction-flavored bread before Pharaoh signs off on your dissolution of marriage papers. With that said, here are the 10 Plagues of divorce that will make...

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The Moment I Knew

(1) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 7:10 PM

That moment I knew, for any life-changing event, can be a powerful force of self-realization that can change ones life and shoot it into a completely different trajectory.
While attempting to pinpoint the exact "moment I knew" I realized that there were far more "moments I should have...

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Chicken or Fish?

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2011 | 12:09 PM

Recently, I had a friend make a comment to me about how much must I dread weddings. Don't get me wrong; any function that forces me to sport a tie and be on time is in fact something I dread. "Because of your whole marriage thing", they added. Yeah, I...

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To The Unhappy Couple: A Toast

(3) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 9:43 AM

At the wedding, we all sat and watched the endless speeches, personal jokes and the "crazy" college stories that are so innocent they make my college years look like a Rick James Christmas orgy.

We listened to them drag on forever and we ended up looking like a heartless asshole...

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I'm Not Sorry and You Shouldn't Be Either

(11) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 9:26 AM

The moment I run into someone I haven't seen in a while I'm usually asked the obligatory "So, what have you been up to?" My update usually sounds something like this: "I've just been so busy. Took a Pilates class, not drinking soda, split up from my wife and reading...

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How to Roundhouse Kick Grief in Its 5-Staged Face

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 3:42 PM

1) Denial.
It isn't just a river in Egypt. Or a set up for crappy puns. It's happening. Breathe. You will be ok.

2) Anger.
My favorite stage of grief. Once you get here, have some fun. I suggest buying Alanis Morissette's multi-platinum album, Jagged Little...

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The Scarlet D

(4) Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 9:30 AM

When I was faced with my own reality of divorce, at the ripe old age of 26, my biggest struggle wasn't deciding who gets to keep the Pier 1 Moroccan votive candles, or who would be the proud owner of a two-year-old 32 inch flat screen television, but rather when...

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