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Moving On

The Breakup Email Template

Vana Dabney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Vana Dabney

"We actually broke up." This is the inevitable response you will have to give for weeks, months, possibly even years after you and your significant other part ways.

The Enlightenment That Comes From a Burning Bridge

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

When I did manage to finally light the match, it was because of a simple realization: Eventually everything must come to an end. It wasn't easy to admit that something I put a lot of myself into was over, but at least I could stop spending time and energy trying to resuscitate it.

Moving on and Moving Up

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Moving on does not equate with quality of life. It simply means you are moving past the place you are currently in. People can move on but not always in a constructive way. Just getting on with your life is not enough if you want to really live your life and be happy in it.

Why There's Nothing Wrong With Missing Your Youth

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

Lately, I've been missing things. I miss seeing my kids everyday and I miss my youth. I miss the bar that my husband and I went to every Friday night in our 20s, to eat thick burgers and drink cold beer. I miss being a teenager and listening to the Rolling Stones when Mick Jagger was 30-something. I miss being a driven graduate student. I miss being a young mother.

12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Filing For Divorce

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 12.31.2013 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

The million-dollar question here is, "Do you want it to work?" If it is a resounding yes, then commit to a game plan and see it through. A transient problem, with time and communication, can work itself out.

Divorce Diaries: Home Is Where You Wake Up Happy

Denise Albert | Posted 12.31.2013 | Divorce
Denise Albert

I can't wait to wake up happy in my rented apartment that will be home, because that is where my kids are. That is where I will create new memories. That is where I will wake up happy. And that is what I call a dream home.

The Worst Question To Ask Someone After Divorce

Erin Donovan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Erin Donovan

Divorce is a little like graduating from college. You move into a place for which you pay rent. You quickly lose some weight. You get new forms of identification. But mostly you are met with the question, "What's next?"

5 Dating Don'ts For Women Over 50

Lois Tarter | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

Going from a divorce or a long-term relationship to dating again is not a simple lifestyle change. Women over 50 who haven't been single for some time can easily fall into dating no-no's. These can actually prevent them from meeting the kind of people that they're looking for.

My Failed Acting Career -- and Why It Wasn't a Failure at All

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 10.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

Then something happened when I turned 30. I suddenly felt like time was running out. It is no secret that Hollywood spits out women over 35. When I didn't get a callback, I took the rejection as more personal than ever.

5 Reasons You'll Never Get Closure with Your Ex

Posted 10.15.2013 | Divorce

Written by Kiri Blakeley on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir When you get your heart broken, there's one thing that tends to obsess you: Getting closure...

Easy Come, Easy Go

Irene Tanner | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

We come into this world with zero possessions other than God-given gifts of body, mind and spirit -- tools with which fortunate beings are equipped to...

5 Reasons Why Good Old Friends Can Make Great New Lovers

Lois Tarter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

With grey divorce on the rise, many couples over 50 are looking to leave their disappointing marriages and reinvent themselves. The older you are when you divorce, the more variables there are to consider. However, even though it's difficult and there are many challenges, you can't stay in a situation that no longer works for you and one that you know will never work again.

Tragedy

Sandra Walker | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Sandra Walker

Although my tragedy was different, there is a universal experience, a universal pain that occurs. I will never forget what it felt like to wake up on the morning of November 21, 2011 and find myself in a hospital, unable to get up, without a clue of why I was there.

Letting Go and Moving On

Monica Miranda | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Miranda

It is human nature to gravitate towards what you know is safe. Hence, we blindly go through the motions of our daily routines, oblivious to the fact that our world is constantly moving and changing all around us.

5 Easy Ways To Begin Moving Forward After Divorce

Amy Koko | Posted 11.04.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

I know it sounds trite, but now you have the freedom to be you and to let it reflect in your home, surroundings and daily activities. Embrace it, run with it and most of all enjoy it.

10 New Steps to Getting Unstuck by Forgiving

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

"Giving forth" is a powerful spiritual step of change. Reinforcing this emotional chapter of your journey will be important as your mind, body and spirit learn to function in a new way.

The Summer of Un-LOVE: Breakin' Up is Still Hard to Do!

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Falling in love at any age is a wondrous experience. But love at fifty-something is different than love at thirty-something.

When 'We' Changes to 'Me' -- Finding the Strength to Move Forward After the Death of a Partner or Spouse

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

What if, in the midst of this blissful time, your partner suddenly and unexpectedly dies? How do you find hope and meaning in life after your world is turned upside down?

How Long It Really Takes To Move On

Posted 07.30.2013 | Divorce

How long does it really take to recover from divorce? According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, experts say it takes about two year...

Just Keep Moving (Especially During Tempertantrums)

Chava Tombosky | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

The key to surviving loss is to just keep on moving. Whether its loss from death, divorce, a move, or collagen, life changes. Either way life's gonna kick us in the pants, we might as well put one foot in front of the other and keep on moving forward.

10 Positive Things You Should Do In The Year After Divorce

Lois Tarter | Posted 09.14.2013 | Divorce
Lois Tarter

It was recently reported that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise completed their first year after the divorce was finalized. Many divorced couples don't think that they will survive after the split. The completion of the first year marks an important milestone.

Bono, a Breakup and a Breakthrough: Where Was I? Guess

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

A man I dated briefly once told me that he got through breakups unscathed by reminding himself that "all relationships end until your last one." I thought about the endings I had experienced, the novella-style crying and wine-soaked nights. But this one was different.

What Men Do After A Breakup That Women Don't

Posted 06.25.2013 | Divorce

Why are some men so quick to move on after a breakup? That's the question HuffPost Live tackled Monday in a segment delving into the different way...

7 Confidence-Boosting Quotes To Read Mid-Divorce

Posted 06.25.2013 | Divorce

Few life events shake your confidence quite like a divorce. When your marriage ends, you're bound to find yourself wondering if you have the strength ...

Permission to Love Again

Stephanie Penn | Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce
Stephanie Penn

I've been separated for over three years now, divorced for almost two, and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of everything that transpired.