How to Protect Yourself At All Times

How to Protect Yourself At All Times

Since going through a divorce, I have realized that I need to be able to cover myself and my family. I needed to step up mentally for myself and my son. I do not trust anyone, right now, and don’t know if I ever will again. When I say mentally, what I mean is change [...]

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What I Love About Being a Single Mom

What I Love About Being a Single Mom

You know when you are no longer married or have your best friend near you, you start to find and discover yourself all over again. I married young; I was 20 when I tied the knot. I never fully had the experience and independence that most people do in those years because of being married. [...]

What NOT to Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce

What NOT to Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce

Going through a divorce is tough. It doesn't get easier for a long, long, long time. Here’s the thing I couldn’t tell many people about what I was going through at first because I was embarrassed and didn’t want people to feel bad for me. At first, I felt bad for myself and my family, [...]

How to Regain Confidence After a Divorce

How to Regain Confidence After a Divorce

The time after a divorce is by far the hardest, ever. I am still trying to wrap my head around all of this. One day I am in denial and the next, acceptance. It is going through a ton of emotions. I feel happy and confident one day, then the next day, I experience the [...]

How to See the Signs of a Divorce Early On

How to See the Signs of a Divorce Early On

You can always save your marriage as long as two people are willing. That is what they used to tell me. I don’t know if that is true anymore; I don’t know much. I thought the other person would always want to fight for their marriage. Do you usually see the signs? Sometimes. But, we [...]

Surviving Your First Holiday Alone

Surviving Your First Holiday Alone

The first holiday time with your family after a divorce will be the hardest. You will get blank stares. People will want to ask but don't even know what to say. You will think people are staring at you and judging you quietly. You will be over thinking, wondering what they know and if they [...]

I Was Too Busy for My Husband; My Marriage Crashed

I Was Too Busy for My Husband; My Marriage Crashed

There comes a time in life when things change and don’t go as planned and when life takes a turn for the worst. That time for me was a divorce. I look back and try to see what I could have fixed and done differently, but there wasn’t much. I have a new perspective now. [...]

Marriage: When/How to Know It’s Time to Let Go

Marriage: When/How to Know It’s Time to Let Go

When it is time to let go. There are only some parts of life you can change or fix. You cannot correct someone else or their problems. Rather, you can only fix yourself and work on yourself. If the other person isn’t wanting to make changes or move forward, then there is nothing you can [...]

I Will Never Understand Divorce

I Will Never Understand Divorce

Like, why? You can always fix something yourself but not if the other person isn’t willing. I don’t know. I’d rather fight for something than give up. Some might not agree. I genuinely believe that you can fight and work through just about anything. Yes, even an affair. But BOTH people need to be willing [...]