“I only shared my story because it just seemed like what happened to me was way better than sticking a huge sign on my front lawn or some of the other things that women did for revenge.
Mine fell into my lap I didn't seek it out. It had greater impact on the ex, who it was meant for than some of the stories written about that caused embarrassment to the wounded spouse and the wounder spouse. It was also much more fun and exciting and personal. Especially after being told no one else would ever want me and that he was the best thing I would ever get. I don't even know why he would have said that to me considering he was the one cheating and left me for the other woman. Well he didn't exactly leave me I threw him out and that's where he went, he had other place's he certainly could have gone to, but that was his choice.
But being told over and over that no one would ever want me was cruel and clearly not true. But he did try to beat me down emotionally. So what happened on the day of my divorce was the best thing that could have possibly happened to help me start healing my soul..”
“There was no excuse for this. What if there had been a fire and she had forgotten the child? Poor little girl, she must have been terrified. I thought a time-out was supposed to be a chair, sitting in the corner, the child facing the wall. I was very scared of the dark when I was a little girl, and being locked in a closet would have terrified me!”
“Marriage and holy matrimony are two separate things. Marriage is a civil contract which, by its nature, should be open to all (you know, that equal protection thing we supposedly believe in in this country.) Holy matrimony is a sacred, religious rite (not "right"), and churches should have the right to perform said rite to anyone it chooses (or does not choose.) I wish people in this country would understand the difference between the two.”
“Writers are still needed. I have two degrees in English, worked as a journalist for 14 years, and now work in public relations, writing, interacting with people, and more. I will NEVER give up on my dreams, and when you are my age - 48 - you will realize there is more to life than a well-paying job. I have no regrets.”
“Me too. I'm 48 and have started a new career. It wasn't easy - I was unemployed for almost a year, and took a job looking after a friend's mother with Parkinson's (heartbreaking work, btw), but I never gave up. It just isn't like it was in the 1990s - I walked into the newspaper with my resume and some writing samples and was hired within a day or two.”
vpolite on Dec 24, 2013 at 12:05:28
“You don't look a day over 21!!...Sorry to hear about your mother...I think that is the problem. Republican's don't understand how much the Labor market has changed. They think you can just walk into a business, fill out an application, and you get a job.”
“I work for a nonprofit, and our director does not make any where near what the Goodwill CEO does. I'm all for a living wage to run a nonprofit, but a couple of million is obscene.”
WARHUKKER on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:57:38
“I do agree,but I guess that is what the marketplace says. There was a time where wealthy people would volunteer their expertise,those days are gone. The Congress and Senate use to be unpaid volunteer positions ,not a full time profession.”