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An Open Letter To My Ex-Husband

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.10.2015 | Divorce

When writer Susan Campos and her husband Bill divorced in 2004 after eight years of marriage, her goal for their parenting relationship was progress,...

What It's Like To Meet Your Ex's New Love On Social Media

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 08.03.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

My ex has a girlfriend. I don't know how serious it is or how serious it isn't, but she's there. Just hanging out on his Facebook page, silently. She's there, just casually mentioned by him a month ago.

9 Ways To Deal With Running Into Your Ex

High50 | Posted 07.05.2015 | Fifty
High50

If you're divorced, your child's wedding can be emotional if your ex is there. High50 Claire Mason outlines nine strategies to help you enjoy the day, such as focusing on the bride and groom-to-be rather than past events.

Do the Men Move on First Before the Women, After Divorce?

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

The men move on first they said. The men find women. You will be sad. You will be angry. So basically, it sucks to be a woman and have a vagina, yet again.

Why I Don't Want to Be Just the 'Ex-Wife'

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.29.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

We are not lovers or partners. Not wife or husband. We are co-parents, yes... but are we friends? Like, true "friends" in the dictionary definition of "friend?" We are friends -- sometimes. Sometimes it feels more like hurtful siblings: We get upset with each other, let it all out and then apologize.

I Made An Unexpected Friend During Divorce -- My Ex's New Wife

Lisa Lavia Ryan | Posted 05.25.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Lavia Ryan

In the trenches of my worst behavior and my most grievous failures as a human being, I made a friend. She was, and is, my ex-husband's wife.

What To Say To A Narcissistic Ex

Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT | Posted 05.14.2015 | Divorce
Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT

One of the most difficult aspects of being tangled in a narcissist's web is learning to set firm boundaries with them.

Why it Took Me 4 Years to get Divorced

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Marie Wilson

It's hard to go from a life of marriage to a life of singlehood but millions of people do it every year and to those facing this transition, take your time. Maybe four years is a bit extreme but don't rush the decision to finalize your life apart.

My Ex Has Cancer. What Should I Feel?

Sara Cornell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce
Sara Cornell

I'm not sure if with age and wisdom we would have any more in common than we did 20+ years ago, but the notion that water does indeed flow over the dam made me feel that the year was off to an emotionally healthy and positive start.

5 Reasons You Should Date My Ex-Husband

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.01.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Divorce -- for many people -- is ugly and devastating. For me, divorce has been a devastating loss and sure, it has not always been sunshine and kittens, but more often than not, it has been very amicable.

Dating After Divorce: Are You Ready?

Amy Koko | Posted 03.23.2015 | Divorce
Amy Koko

As these feelings began to overtake me more and more, I realized I was no longer living alone -- I was living lonely. I was ready to date.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Husband's New Girlfriend

Tina Plantamura | Posted 03.15.2015 | Divorce
Tina Plantamura

You must be cringing as you read this. You must be thinking I'm going to school you on how to treat your new boyfriend. You must be thinking I'm going to lay down some laws about how to treat my children. That is not at all what this letter is about.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

Throughout the years, we created the most beautiful memories. We climbed all the way to the top together, only to slip and fall as soon as we got there. And though I may have contributed to that fall, I tried so hard to hold on to you. Our relationship wasn't perfect, but I loved you so much.

Why Is It So Hard to Let Go of Your Ex?

Troy Byer | Posted 11.29.2014 | Divorce
Troy Byer

I do believe there are instances when titles and labels aren't necessary. However, when it comes to letting go and healing matters of the heart, I believe titles and labels are a must.

How to Be Grateful for Your Ex

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.06.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Oh, is it easy to hold a grudge! We have all experienced hurt and pain at the end of our relationships, and some are more painful than others and cite more intense emotion. Sometimes the experience is so painful, it feels like it takes forever to heal, especially when our kids have been hurt in the process, too.

Getting Over Your Ex-itis

Renee Graziano | Posted 06.16.2014 | Celebrity
Renee Graziano

I have a friend that suffers from something that I used to have. I call it "Ex-itis." And even after five long years it won't let her go.

How A Road Trip Set To A Beatles' Soundtrack Made Me A Better Ex

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.13.2014 | Divorce
Oral Fixation

My friends and family expected me to deal well with the disappointment, and then praised me for my positive outlook. But, so you're not confused, that's bullshit. I saved my sadness for when I was alone. I'd fall on the ground sobbing. Sobbing so loud and ridiculous, it sounded fake.

Why You're Every Bit as Awesome as Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.09.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

When it comes to post-divorce self-medicating, Haagen Dazs and chardonnay are divorced women's drugs of choice.

Why Women Make the Best Traveling Companions

Amy Koko | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Amy Koko

I watched in the reflection of a shop window as they disappeared into a street side cafe behind me. Those poor women, I thought. It most be so lonely traveling without a man

My Unconventional Family Dinner

Today's Mama | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

The family dinner that's most important in our house is not the typical weeknight meal where my son, Javier, mumbles something about his day after an onslaught of questions from me. The one we treasure is the monthly meal we share with my ex-husband, Ed, who lives in another state.

3 Days in the Life of a Blended Family of Seven

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

I am a planner. Google calendar is my friend. I have five kids' and two adults' calendars on my phone, with alerts programmed to mine and theirs (thou...

What if Your Ex Shows Up at Holiday Parties

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

A useful therapists' technique is "reframing." Just as you can change the look of a picture by changing the frame (Bigger? Smaller? Plainer? Move it over a bit?), you can change how you "see" a situation by framing it differently.

Your Ex Old Man Lends a Hand: A Christmas Poem for Single Moms

Christina Pesoli | Posted 02.05.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

'Twas the month of December And e'r'where you looked There was stuff to get done-- You were way overbooked. If only you had Someone else who'd pitch...

Divorce Brings New Holiday Traditions

Amy Koko | Posted 02.05.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

So this Thanksgiving was kind of weird. My ex husband decided to start a new tradition, whereby each child has to bring a dish. Wow. Couldn't he have started that like 10 years ago, when I was cooking dinner for 20?

What They Don't Tell You When You're Getting Divorced

Becky Cavender | Posted 03.06.2015 | Divorce
Becky Cavender

They don't tell you that you can feel broken and feel completely whole: simultaneously. They don't tell you that you are a package of contradictions. There will be moments of great strength, then moments of heaving sorrow. But you get to rediscover parts of yourself.