What’s for Dinner? Why I Quit Cooking During and After Divorce

  How many ways do you know of to prepare chicken for dinner? Chicken in mandarin orange sauce with rice? Teriyaki chicken you marinated overnight in a zip-lock bag in the refrigerator and then cooked on your indoor grill? What about casseroles? I cooked these at least two nights a week for more than 20 […]

Is your Marriage Dying on the Vine of Neglect?

Death by a thousand cuts. A marriage may end this way. Erupting wildly like angry lava spewing over the top of a pressure filled chamber that lies deep beneath its dark, multi-sided surface. Or marriage can die an agonizing and slower death by neglect. Too many work demands and frustrating conversations about your jobs that […]

The Infidelity Diet

“I love you but I’m not in love with you.” His words swirled and buzzed around me like a fly trying to hastily flee by searching for the quickest way out of the hole in our family’s window screen. There were more words. But none that could ever reasonably explain why my husband was leaving […]

A New Home Equals A New Post-Divorce Start

It is easy to feel like you’re alone as you go through a divorce — but you’re not. According to the CDC, almost 4 out of 1,000 people will also experience divorce this year. That’s a lot of people making decisions about who’s going to take the dog and where they’re going to live. As […]

Should I Divorce or Not?

Are you wavering back and forth about whether or not to divorce? Since divorce cuts across all the parts of a person’s life, you’re probably experiencing many fears and doubts about what to do and second-guessing any of the decisions you have made so far. Even if you have made the decision to move forward […]

Divorced, Home Alone and Safe & Sound

It’s probably been years since you’ve had the house to yourself. If you went directly from your parents’ home to living with your husband, maybe you’ve never experienced the pleasure. Once the ordeal of divorce is over, you’ll find single living can be enjoyable. You won’t have to share the bathroom or closet. Once you […]

6 Smart Things to Do Before the Money Disappears

1.  Get several credit cards in your name only.  It’s a smart move to be pro-active and apply for several credit cards in your name only BEFORE you even think you might need these financial safety vests that can keep you afloat in a storm. Many women are caught off guard financially when they discover that their […]

3 Smart Moves for Women who are Separating

If you are considering separating from your husband, you are probably overwhelmed with the emotional swings back and forth and wondering what will happen next. You may not even want a divorce and are trying hard to reconcile. During a time like this, you may not realize just how critical it is to take some steps […]

Stop Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do

  When you take a look at your calendar from last week, how many things were on there that you really wanted to do? Did you work late when you really didn’t have to? Attended some social gatherings that lasted too long and weren’t what you expected them to be? Did you decide to help […]

3 Reasons to Rip Open that Chocolate Bar!

When it comes to dealing with your health during separation and divorce, it is so easy to get caught up in the emotional storm of divorce that your plans to focus on your physical well-being often get tossed around like a foil wrapper into the back seat of your car while you navigate though each […]