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5 Things I'm Going To Tell My Son On His Wedding Day

Posted 05.31.2014 | Divorce

By Sophie Rosen for DivorcedMoms.com My son is nine years old. Since he was four, his father has not consistently lived with him in the same house...

I Left My Husband Immediately After My Cancer Diagnosis

Posted 03.02.2014 | Divorce

By Lizzy Smith for DivorcedMoms.com I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2012 and immediately upon diagnosis, I...

Five Surprising Things This Divorced Mom Learned After Becoming a Stepmom

Jennifer Newcomb Marine | Posted 02.18.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Newcomb Marine

When you're married in a nuclear family, the circle is around all of you -- and that's it. Everyone else is outside of it. No gaps. No blurriness. No ifs or maybes. But when that circle breaks up, you can't entirely make a solid, new one in a stepfamily.

Get Some New Glasses or Get a Divorce!

Jennifer Newcomb Marine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Newcomb Marine

If there was one thing I wish I could make people understand today about American family life it's this: you are blind.

How Can We Expect Congress to Do Any Better Than Our Divorced and Remarried Families?

Jennifer Newcomb Marine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Newcomb Marine

In attempting to protect them from failure, we have eliminated opportunities for them to develop a healthy sense of self -- one cultivated through trial and error, hard work and by making a contribution to the communities of their family, friends and school.

WATCH: Mom Didn't Expect This 'Reality Check' By 21

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

Marriage, pregnancy, then divorce -- it's a cycle many women know well. But usually those women are in their 30s, 40s or 50s by the time they've exper...

Getting Past It

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 09.24.2013 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

It's a cliche, but it really does all start with yourself. When you can look at all the good and bad parts of yourself, and establish your own boundaries, then you can begin to heal and to really live.

LOOK: The Sweet Mother's Day Note One Divorcée Received

Posted 05.13.2013 | Divorce

There's no question that the first Mother's Day after divorce can be difficult, if not downright depressing. That's why we were so impressed by th...

7 Must-Dos On Your First Christmas Post-Split

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 02.20.2013 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

Once upon a time, I told my then-husband I wanted a divorce a few days after Thanksgiving. That first December was hard. This is what I've learned since then about the first post-split holiday season, and I offer it to you.

Should Stepmoms Be Celebrated On Mother’s Day?

Jennifer Newcomb Marine | Posted 07.11.2012 | Divorce
Jennifer Newcomb Marine

Both divorced moms and stepmoms deserve to be fully honored for our contributions and all that we bring to our families.