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Here Because He Wasn't There: 12 Years After 9/11

Marci Rich | Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

John was supposed to be on the 98th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. And because of a fateful decision, he is here, with me, today.

'We Are A Modern Day Brady Bunch'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

PHOTOS: Couple Remarries After 48 Years Apart

Posted 09.05.2013 | Divorce

After 48 years apart, an English couple has rekindled their love for each other and said "I do" for the second time. Ollie Ingram and Wills Holmes ...

12 Things You Should NEVER Say To Someone Who's Remarrying

Posted 09.03.2013 | Divorce

Famed eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson once remarked that second marriages are "the triumph of hope over experience." It's a pithy, highly...

'I Would Not Be Where I Am Now Without My Stepdad'

Posted 08.30.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Being Part Of A Blended Family 'Makes All Of Us Stronger And Better People'

Posted 08.23.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

These 8 Stars Divorced The Same Person Twice

Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce

Sure, Hollywood is filled with on-again, off-again relationships, but some stars take that to a whole new level. The celebs in the slideshow have m...

10 Words That Describe Life In A Blended Family

Posted 08.19.2013 | Divorce

What's it really like to be part of a blended family? On Sunday night, we challenged our readers to sum up the experience in only one word. Their ...

How To Make Sure Your Second Marriage Lasts

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 10.19.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

In the beginning, the newly remarried couple faces stiff obstacles to achieving stability as compared to remaining a single parent. However, aiming to weather the storms of remarried life can offer the couple and their children both financial and emotional security.

'Becoming A Family Has Meant Lots Of Baby Steps'

Posted 08.16.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

How Readers Knew Their New Partner Was 'The One'

Posted 08.15.2013 | Divorce

It's not easy to allow yourself to fall back in love after divorce. But after years of playing it safe in the relationships department, sometimes all ...

We 'Celebrate Even The Smallest Breakthrough'

Posted 08.09.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'We Could Not Love Each Other's Biological Children More'

Posted 08.02.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

One Choice, Two Parents: A Summertime Planner

Mark Roseman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

Parents most often live in different towns, perhaps different states, perhaps different regions of this country. But, unlike most of the year with cookie cutter visitation arrangements, the summer means even more scheduling, more agendas.

Why My Husband And I Are Friends With My Ex

Posted 07.26.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

What To Do If You Suspect Your Stepparent Is Cheating

Posted 07.24.2013 | Divorce

What would you do if you found out your stepparent might be cheating on your biological parent? That's the position one Slate reader has found hers...

Where Do Grandmom and Grandpop Fit Into the Stepfamily Picture?

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

As your spouse was living as a single parent, his/her parents may have been helping with the children. When stepparents come into the picture, we disrupt the equilibrium between the grandparents and their child, as well as the grandparents and their grandchildren

Why Widowers Should Never Give Up On Finding Love Again

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Thank God for my second wife to understand and not be threatened by my love for my first wife. Anyone who doesn't understand and gives you grief about that isn't worth a tinker's damn!

Getting All I Deserve

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

"I could have had a number of young, firm, beautiful woman," was the way he put it, "but I realized that what I wanted was you." And he thought those words would make me swoon?

Why This Blended Family Takes Epic Themed Photos Every Year

Posted 07.19.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Getting Over Him

Lisa Arends | Posted 09.17.2013 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

My ex's place in my mind is similar to that of his pictures. He is there, but he is tucked securely away. He is not at the forefront of my thoughts. I do not want to gaze upon him or interact with him in any way but nor do I want to attempt to erase him completely.

Should Stepparents Ever Be Excluded From Family Events?

Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce

When you aren't on the best terms with your partner's former spouse, even something as innocent as a kid's birthday party or school graduation can bec...

The Reality Of Remarriage After Widowhood

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

A few months ago, a well-known actor mentioned in an interview that he still thinks about his late wife. People were shocked at this 'stunning revelation', as the same actor has been happily remarried for a number of years. This sort of 'shocked' reaction begs an obvious question. Since when did remarriage become an equation formula that reads: Remarried = Forgetting?

'We Love Each One Of Them As Ours'

Posted 07.13.2013 | Divorce

With seven children between them, Keenon and Laura Stillman faced many challenges when blending their two families together. The couple, who first ...

How I Know My Marriage Is 'Strong And Real This Time Around'

Posted 07.12.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...