Tagged: divorce

Fifty Percent

“What do you think makes a divorce contentious?” As the professor waited for a response I looked around the room to see what anyone would say. I knew that I was going to be the only person who would...

The Stuff No One Tells You About Divorce

The Stuff No One Tells You About Divorce

I found out my divorce was official via a random email on a Saturday morning around 4 am about 6 weeks after I had moved out of our home and in with my parents. I...

That’s Not Fair

That’s Not Fair

 Every morning at around 6:15am Henry opens my door and jumps into my bed. Most of the time I wake up when he does this, other times I don’t notice until I feel...

The Mother I Wasn’t

The very important lesson I learned about myself as a mother. A person’s words hold as much weight as we allow them to. I remember this always.

What Getting Divorced Taught Me

One of the things that I regret doing when I was going through my divorce was taking advice from everyone.  This is what happened: My divorce was dramatic. That was mostly my fault, as...

Day 24: Alis Volat Propiis

When I first knew I was getting a divorce I told my then therapist, “I don’t know how to be an adult.” Even though I had done things like register to vote, buy a...