At some point each convenient woman needs to simply jump into the land of being an inconvenient woman. She's the one that does not show up at Thanksgiving because she is riding her RV through the country, dancing tango in Spain, or embracing her midlife sex goddess in Tuscany.
Each time I think I've got a handle on this evolution of parenting, this transition in my role within my children's lives, and my new place in the world, I find another stumbling block; I catch myself swatting at imaginary boogie monsters.
Self-esteem and divorce: When it comes to reinventing yourself at midlife and beyond, they mix together as well as oil and water. At best, your divorce settlement leaves you happy to finally move on. At worst, you're scraping yourself off the floor.