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I’ll be honest. I don’t know what it’s like being a second wife. I was the first wife for 25 years. All I know is how I would have liked to be treated by the second wife. There was a lot of anger on my part in the beginning of the divorce process. I

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Living with someone who is self-obsessed takes a toll on your own health and well being. If your husband is a narcissist, divorce might be the best option. When I became a mother, I felt it was my duty and responsibility to provide a safe and stable environment for my children. Going into my

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Even facing that question, “should I get a divorce,” is agonizing.  Most of us don’t want to be divorced. We try everything we can think of NOT to have to answer that life-changing question, “Should I leave my husband?”   I never dreamed that I would be a divorced woman after 33 years of

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First of all, most wives are not looking for signs of a cheating husband. Most of us are busy with family and life in general. We’re not even thinking about tell-tale signs that our husband is cheating. We’re focused on helping him, getting kids to practice, making sure homework is done, working and making

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I remember how difficult it was for me to “Get Over” my ex-husband … whatever that really means. I tried to forget about my ex-husband, but the more I tried not to think about him, the more I thought about him. Like the more you try not to think about the candy in the

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Co-parenting with the stepmother of our children can be a bigger challenge than co-parenting with our ex-husband. A Stepmother can have a way of overstepping her boundaries whether she realizes it or not. Whether she is “the other woman” who was involved with your ex-husband before your divorce, or the “new woman” who has

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There are many reasons for feeling divorce guilt or shame.  If we caused the end of the relationship because of addictions, abuse or adultery, those are valid reasons to feel guilt.  True sorrow and remorse should be felt and expressed. Amends should be made as much as possible. But many who come to Midlife

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When we are first going through the stages of divorce grief, we wonder how we will survive at all. It’s like trying to repair the damage of a tornado, a tsunami, a devastating wildfire and a level 5 hurricane all rolled into one. It’s a loss of so much … so much time …

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With more and more divorces happening in midlife or late life, that frequently means that empty nest and divorce are happening at the same time more often, too. Midlife Divorce occurs when we are experiencing other big life losses: Our physical bodies are changing … menopause for women, lower testosterone for men. Our work

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At first, after divorce most women are worried about surviving period! Trying to get your sexy back doesn’t usually enter your thinking until later because you’re worried you might not ever get that far! After the divorce, I, for one, had absolutely no desire to be with other men other than friends and family.

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