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5 Tips for Missing Someone During the Holidays

5 Tips for Missing Someone During the Holidays

12.23.2014
At the time my brother was gone, I was the only person I knew who had a situation like this. Knowing he was alive and choosing not to talk...
The 'Critical' Thing Divorced Parents Need To Discuss Before The Holidays

The 'Critical' Thing Divorced Parents Need To Discuss Before The Holidays

Kira Brekke  12.23.2014
The holiday season can be a stressful time, especially for divorced parents. How do you level the gift-giving playing field? Shanon Lee,...
Reinventing Yourself After Divorce

Reinventing Yourself After Divorce

12.23.2014
Presently, there are many articles, books and other resources available to divorced women, but unfortunately not many of those resources...
5 Reasons To Consider Divorce

5 Reasons To Consider Divorce

12.22.2014
A good reason to keep working on your marriage is when both you and your partner are invested and committed. Otherwise if you find yourself...
How Do Smart People Divorce?

How Do Smart People Divorce?

12.22.2014
Unwinding a relationship requires a careful undoing of emotional, physical and financial connections, and must be performed with extreme...
The Good News About Being 'In Transition'

The Good News About Being 'In Transition'

12.22.2014
We do, however, have the power to determine how we respond to what befalls us. Each rupture in our life is fraught with opportunity for...
Why Letting Go Is Hard To Do

Why Letting Go Is Hard To Do

12.22.2014
I've been happy living on my own. As Scrooge-like as it may sound, I like coming home to an empty apartment, with no one to cook for, or...

Mary and Joseph

12.20.2014
Joseph and Mary remind us that Christmas is a genuine love story--the story of God's unwavering love for us and our love for him; the marvelous...
Dating Someone New? 10 Tips To Survive His (Or Her) Family Over The Holidays

Dating Someone New? 10 Tips To Survive His (Or Her) Family Over The Holidays

12.20.2014
Three weeks before Christmas, I met my new boyfriend's family in Sonoma. At the time, I was 61 and he was 66 years old. As we approached...
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? When the Holidays Aren't So Jolly

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? When the Holidays Aren't So Jolly

12.19.2014
To all of you who, like me, struggle through this time of year: Please be gentle with yourself. If grief visits, let it. Reach out if you...
Happy Holidivorce

Happy Holidivorce

12.19.2014
I'm signing my divorce papers during the holidays. Merry Singlemas to me! During the hap-happiest season of all, I'm miserable. My mistletoe...
Same-Sex Couples Are Less Likely To Divorce Than Heterosexual Couples, New Study Shows

Same-Sex Couples Are Less Likely To Divorce Than Heterosexual Couples, New Study Shows

12.19.2014
New evidence from the Williams Institute suggests that same-sex couples are less likely to divorce than heterosexual couples, so anyone...
Putting the Joy Back Into Gift-Giving

Putting the Joy Back Into Gift-Giving

12.19.2014
She saw me considering a generic Amazon.com gift certificate for Miranda and knew I'd hit rock bottom. I don't remember the exact subtle,...
8 Things I'd Go Back And Tell My Newly Divorced Self

8 Things I'd Go Back And Tell My Newly Divorced Self

12.18.2014
I wish I could go back in time and let Newly Divorced Jenny know that things were going to be okay. I'd sit down with that terrified, sad...