divorce

Divorce isn't an end; it's a different beginning.

Adrienne Amya year ago
Divorced by 21, How My Biggest Mistake Was the Best Thing for Me
The title for this piece isn’t click bait. As dramatic as it may sound, it is also the truth. It’s my truth and my story to share with those who are intrigued. Though this piece is my story, it is onl...
Courtney Aileena year ago
Why I Stayed, and Why I Walked Away
Just inches of your face, the stubble on your cheek in the driver's side mirror of a car I didn't recognize. That was all it took for me to know it was you. At one point in my life, my eyes might had ...
She Writesa year ago
For Better or Worse
I was eighteen, pregnant, and nervous about telling my boyfriend that I was pregnant. I did not understand how having painful sex could result in a baby. But I knew from sex ed that just because the s...
Mandy Evera year ago
My Marriage Is Over
Days before Thanksgiving my husband came to me and asked for a divorce. I was in shock, I cried, I begged, I cried some more and I begged some more for him to stay. For us to go to counseling, for us ...
Netta Jamiesona year ago
Compersion
We were just kids back then. Me at nineteen and he was 20, I was four months pregnant but no one could tell in my tight fitting strapless wedding dress that cost a mere 200 dollars for at a local brid...
Bambi a year ago
Museum
The man in the blue shirt gazes at the art through his wire rimmed glasses. His arms behind his back, phone in hands, he moves from picture to picture as if critiquing. He looks at the pictures, but s...
Yvonne Glasgowa year ago
6 Ways to Find Yourself Again After A Divorce
Marriage has a tendency to change who you are. You learn how to be part of a couple, instead of being an individual. The changes aren’t always bad, but sometimes they are (especially if you’re in the ...
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An Ex-Wife a year ago
Dear Mr. Half Smile
This is to you, the person I never really thought I’d be writing this to at 3 o’clock in the morning. It’s a regular Los Angeles morning in November. A little brisk, but lovely without the rain. Today...
Aye Veea year ago
Hello, Divorce
I can't even begin to put my devastation into words on the day that my husband told me that he had fallen in love with another woman. During the "divorce" talk my ears started ringing. I could see his...
Claire Raymonda year ago
Dating After A Divorce
Being out of the dating game for a while can have a serious impact on your confidence, which can make it incredibly difficult for someone to start dating again after a divorce. Experts say that you sh...
Claire Raymonda year ago
Loneliness After Divorce
Getting a divorce can be one of the hardest things to have to go through at any age, it can leave your confidence shaken and it can leave you feeling as if you are completely alone and lonely. But whe...
Syrenna Ka year ago
Getting Divorced as a Millennial
Never in my dreams did I expect to get divorced at the ripe age of 26. Yep, on the cusp and beginning of my adult life, I filed for divorce. I wasn't married for just one or even three years. This was...
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Erin Misenara year ago
Paint Color Can't Erase Me
Dear New Wife, I was shocked when you chose to move into my old home. I realize that you thought you won when I divorced my husband, but I didn't want to be married to someone who cheated on their wif...
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Erin Misenara year ago
Left in Sausalito, California
Many years back, I took a trip to San Francisco with my husband. He had a conference in town, so we decided to enjoy a trip. He had told me earlier that he was depressed, so my goal for this trip was ...
Denise Willisa year ago
When Love Isn't Forever
It was the worst year of my life, other than the year I lost my father. I had acquired a case of trigger thumb in both hands, a condition that causes your thumbs to bend at the joint and they won't un...
Post War Divorce
Something I read the other day made me think about the past and just how screwed up it really was at that particular time in my life. I look back at my previous marriages and cringe at the remembrance...
Alice Norrisa year ago
Divorcing As Friends
Are you considering divorce or breakup, but deeply care about the other person? I have been in two marriages where both parties were going in such different directions that one of us decided that divo...
J.T. Wellingtona year ago
Positive Side of Divorce
Doesn’t it make you smile when you see videos of people who go all out with elaborate marriage proposals? Nice, isn’t it? For about 30 seconds, you think about the day of your wedding and how special ...