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7 Inspiring Stories Of In-Law Friendships That Survived Divorce

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.18.2016 | Divorce

One of the toughest parts about divorce can be giving up a relationship with your in-laws ― but you don’t have to. Below, seven divorced men and ...

I Had Wine With My Husband's Ex-Wife. Here's What Happened

Jamie Scrimgeour | Posted 07.13.2016 | Divorce
Jamie Scrimgeour

So I had wine with my husband's ex-wife. Actually, it was more than wine. We went out to dinner with some mutual friends and had a "girl's night out." And guess what... it was great.

When Your Blood Pressure Reaches 180/100

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I have never been in the best of shape. Of course, when I was younger, I had a lot more muscle. Over time, I traded some of course, when I was younger, I had a lot more muscle. Over time, I traded some of that muscle for fat. With my weight gain came a variety of health issues.

An Open Letter To My Husband's Ex-Wife

Michelle Zunter | Posted 06.03.2016 | Divorce
Michelle Zunter

I do know you're out there, somewhere. I know you're alive and going about your life in the world. We've never met and that's a big reason why I'm wri...

Would You Wear Your Spouse's Ex's Hand-Me-Downs?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

My husband's ex and I actually have a lot in common... We share the same struggles with our teenagers, we enjoy similar hobbies and activities, we talk regularly about the kids and their futures. Why not share a shirt or two?

How Divorce Changed My Mind About Sunsets

Shannon Prentice | Posted 01.25.2016 | Divorce
Shannon Prentice

In our time living together in our west-facing house, he hadn't ever really shared my joy in sunsets. I never received sunset photo texts from him, and I often wished for more thoughtfulness during our marriage.

Halloween and My Fight With a Pirate

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.02.2015 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Growing up, Christmas had been the only holiday where my family really decorated the house. Birthdays might warrant a 'Happy Birthday' banner strung ...

6 Steps to Forgiving Your Ex-Spouse

Divorce Magazine | Posted 10.29.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Forgiveness is one of the most misunderstood concepts because many people believe it means forgetting what happened or condoning bad behavior. However, achieving forgiveness allows you to turn the corner from feeling like a victim to becoming a more empowered person.

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.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Daughter's Wedding

Greg Frucci | Posted 07.21.2016 | Weddings
Greg Frucci

An ability I have gets the best of me sometimes. When I keep a straight face, sometimes I'm really being real. At the rehearsal dinner for my daught...

A Guide to Surviving Divorce in Your 20s

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 07.08.2016 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

There's a real conflict in the messages that go out to young girls: on the one hand it's study hard, become someone important, invest in your career and be independent, and on the other hand you have the wedding industry and the society magazines saying: get married, that will be the most important day of your life, that will define you and validate you.

9 Ways To Deal With Running Into Your Ex

High50 | Posted 07.04.2016 | 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.

The Reason Ice Cream Made Me Cry

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Al DeLuise

No, I'm not lactose intolerant. The reason ice cream made me cry is not that straightforward. To explain my bizarre reaction to ice cream I have to ...

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

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.18.2016 | 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 Is This Guy's Ex Obsessed With His Love Life

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 06.08.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Unless she did something unthinkably horrible to you, you might want to consider being friendly with her. It might work if you set boundaries and focus on the fact that the two of you were once significant to each other, which justifies some type of positive relationship, in my opinion.

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

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.29.2016 | 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 05.25.2016 | 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.

Why Lying To My Doctor Is Like Online Dating

Al DeLuise | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Al DeLuise

Several years ago I woke up one Monday morning and it felt like someone had painted my right eye shut; only a sliver of light made it through the dark red that now consumed my eyesight. After a much panicked call to my ex-wife Arlene she gathered the kids together, picked me up, and drove me to the hospital.

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.

When New Wife and Ex-Wife's Worlds Collide

Shelley Wetton | Posted 03.23.2015 | Divorce
Shelley Wetton

We had not planned for this life when we were young and dreaming of our futures. There's no training or preparation. But there's one thing we knew for sure -- we might have to suffer each other's presence for the rest of our lives.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 03.11.2016 | 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.

What Happens When the Child Support and Alimony Math Don't Add Up?

Cindy Capitani | Posted 01.11.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Capitani

The upside down numbers in this new math economy is felt everywhere, and we've all had to adjust accordingly. Keeping an ex-husband indentured to his ex-wife for life, tied to paying large percentages of a salary? How is that justice?

How Much For That Cherished Memory?

Al DeLuise | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

There are certain things I expected to happen to me as I grew older. I knew I would lose some hair on top of my head (and gain hair everywhere else). But what I didn't expect was what happened the last weekend this September. It really made me sit back and think about the direction my life was headed.

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.

Collateral Damage: My Relationship With the Kids

Dani Alpert | Posted 10.05.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

In the last month, on separate occasions, people have referred to my Girlfriend Mom daughter as my "friend." The implication, as I internalized it, being that she was no longer my GM daughter because I was no longer her Girlfriend Mom because of a certain break-up.