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Oritte Bendory
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Oritte Bendory is a writer and blogger at The Cougel Chronicles: Tales of a Jewish Cougar, and the author of a forthcoming memoir.

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When a Good Jewish Girl Goes to Church

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 1:47 PM

The first time I went to Church, it felt strange. It felt strange because it didn't feel as strange as I thought it would (and should) for a good Jewish girl like me who was raised observant and had only attended synagogues. In the 40 years since I've been on...

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How Does It Feel to Be a Single Divorcee at a Wedding?

(47) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 2:55 AM

I've been to two weddings since my divorce. The first was a cousin's wedding that I attended with my parents and ex-boyfriend, and the second wedding was a close family friend's where I had my sisters and parents to sit with; they served as a security blanket.

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Sh*t Your Married Friends Say

(126) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 11:04 AM

When I was married, I didn't have any divorced friends. But if I did, I'm sure I would have tried to give them advice--the misdirected kind, skewed by my marital goggles.

I am not suggesting that us divorcees are part of some special club, but we do have a...

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How Do You Know When You're Over Your Divorce?

(83) Comments | Posted April 26, 2011 | 11:22 AM

Have any of you gotten to that place, where you've woken up one morning, in your apartment alone, an empty space beside you where your former spouse used to be, and you realize, "I'm over it?"

Somehow -- slowly and yet suddenly -- the heavy cloud of mourning, the knots...

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