Life After Divorce

Movable Truth

I say the words to myself: This is my truth, not the truth. This is my reality, not the only reality. When I affirm that truth is not static, my shoulders relax and my anger begins to dissipate. In recognizing the truth of the movable truth, I am more adrift, […]

Role Reversal

There’s little question that if you ask me what my job is, I’ll answer “parent.” That doesn’t preclude the fact that I am a writer, and many other things; that my professional endeavors predated my maternal duties by more than a decade. But my primary job these days – as […]

Dating After Divorce: Kids Have Instincts, Too

What is it like, dating after divorce, when you have kids? Well, there are good guys, bad guys, those you can’t quite categorize. And naturally, our kids react to all of it. All of it we let them in on, that is. And I’m not a proponent of letting them […]

When Beliefs Are Broken

I’m thinking about trust. About how easily some of us give it, and what happens when trust is broken. I’m thinking about love affairs, about marriage, about life after marriage, about trusting “the universe.” I’m thinking about the sense of betrayal when families – or social and legal institutions like […]