divorce


What Every Second Wife Needs to Hear

The most romantic statement Gabe ever made to me didn’t happen on our wedding day.  He didn’t declare it at the base of the Eiffel Tower, or pen it in a greeting card.  The sentence caught me by surprise as we were out to dinner on a rare weeknight alone. It was around […]

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Stepmoms: Quit Comparing Yourself to His Ex!

This article is a reader’s experience kindly shared with other readers… I’ve ALWAYS obsessed with comparing myself to my husband’s ex and today I’m making it public.  I fixated on her looks, parenting skills, her previous and current relationship with my husband, her hatred for me, and the list goes […]


An Open Letter to my Stepfather

To my Stepfather: Thank you for sticking with me. I was a teenager when we met. You came into my life at a time of change, attempted independence, and confusion over my parents’ separation. Anger greeted you for the first time. Rebellion refused to eat dinner with you and Mom. […]

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Missing the Firsts but Saving the Best for Last

I used to be bothered by the fact, that I missed out on all of my husband’s firsts. I couldn’t be his first wedding, first marriage, first wife; we didn’t buy our first house together, nor have our first babies together. A mindset shift was necessary. My husband’s ex-wife once […]


7 Qualities That Will Transition You from a Boundaryless to a Peaceful and Happy Marriage – Part 2

PART 2 4. Forgiveness Forgiveness is a voluntary process to let go of negative feelings or bitterness. The key here is the word VOLUNTARY. It’s your choice to let go of offences against you and move on. This constitutes a change for you personally and change is something most people avoid […]

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Couple smiling

7 Qualities That Will Transition You from a Boundaryless to a Peaceful and Happy Marriage – Part 1

When I divorced my ex over eight years ago I knew I wanted to remarry.  I desired companionship and closeness with another individual.  But, I had certain “qualifications” that I was looking for in a new partner. One “qualification” was that he would have children.  A man with children of […]


AN INTERVIEW: a Mom and Stepmom Discuss Their Friendship

“We are the best of friends” Shelby Hilliard is a mom to a daughter and a stepmom to Latisa Valdez’s four children. Over the years, their relationship has blossomed into best friend status; however, they admit that it wasn’t always easy. Below, these moms discuss where it all began; what […]

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