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It's been five whole years since Magda Pecsenye and her ex-husband, Doug, got a divorce. Today, they're on such great terms that they run a co-parenting blog, When The Flames Go Up, where they offer "been-there-done-that" counsel on everything from surviving the holidays after divorce, to keeping a 50/50 co-parenting plan running like a well-oiled machine.
So needless to say, Pecsenye has come a long way since her divorce. But below, the blogger looks back to five years ago and reflects on some of the things that got her through the split, from salty fried pork buns to Johnny Cash.