Look beyond your present pain and see the gifts your ex left in his wake.
I know how difficult the first few days, weeks and months following a major divorce or breakup can be, and how insane it must sound for me to ask you to find a "hidden gift" inside this tragedy. Yet, here I am, pushing you to expand your comfort zone and look beyond your present pain.
What if you'll never understand why he/she did that crappy thing to you - coming out or otherwise!
Not to be flippant but there’s no real answer. At least that’s my belief. As much as you want to know, “Why did you marry me and then tell me you’re gay?” there may not be ‘an answer!’ Read carefully between the lines here...there may not be an answer [singular]! Quite honestly, there’s more than likely a long list of answers, and none of them will completely satisfy your need, want, and desire to be absolved and to make them [your husband or your wife, depending on the scenario] pay.
Single or in a complicated relationship? Embrace where you're at and open your heart to love.
The Cycle of Being Single, Dating, in Relationships, Breaking Up, etc.
Every relationship status (e.g. single, in a relationship, separated, engaged, married, divorced) presents opportunities for us to enjoy and embrace. At different times in my life, I wasn’t able to fully enjoy all of my relationship statuses. When I was single, I wanted to be in a relationship. When I was in a not-so-good relationship, I wanted to be single. When I experienced a painful breakup, I wanted to be in a good place as a single person.
... because being a stepparent around the holidays isn't easy.
If you are a stepparent or entering a relationship where blending with the kids is important, there are important things to remember, especially during the holiday season. These suggestions may help you build a bridge of peace with the kids.
Divorce is a harsh time for anyone, especially during the holidays, read more to see how to cope.
by Marina Sbrochi, for GalTime.com
making holidays happy when you're a single parent
Managing the holidays when you are married with children definitely takes some finesse and strategy. Sometimes just the negotiating where to go can even be rough - “Should we alternate years for Thanksgiving and so on? OR Do we visit one house, then the other if we live in the same town?” Forget simplicity if both families live out of town.
Don't spend the holidays moping about your single-hood, throw an awesome singles' party instead.
Is the ghost of Christmas past, haunting the vision of the perfect coupled-up-Christmas? It's time to start a new tradition of the new single Yule. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the holidays with a festive freedom like you've never had before.
Four tips to manage unexpected run-ins with your ex-wife to keep you on Santa's "Nice" list.
It could happen anywhere: shopping at the mall, a quick visit to the bank, or even a holiday event at your child’s school. One minute, you’re having a great time. The next, your emotions range from shock to bewilderment and you begin to panic.
Yes, it’s one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of divorce – unexpectedly running into your ex-wife, especially during the holidays. No one tells you about these little nuances of divorce or how to deal with this situation – only the after math.
Options for when you get married in one state and divorced while living in another.
Married couples relocate all the time. Especially in such a tough economy, it’s often required for one or both spouses to move to another state for a job. But what happens if the couple decides to divorce? In the eyes of the law, the couple is married in Vermont but is now seeking a divorce in Georgia. What are the options for an out-of-state divorce?
Find out what drives men to cheat and learn some effective ways to prevent infidelity.
With the recent disclosures from General David Petraeus — who resigned as head of the CIA after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer — stacked on top of all the other recent political figures who have cheated on their spouses, I'm asking the question, "What are men looking for when they cheat?"
Three ways to flip the pain of divorce on its head this holiday season.
When divorce occurs, traditions of visiting family leave an unfulfilled emptiness regardless of the busy-ness of your schedule. This time of year is hard on divorced dads, especially those recently divorced. The opportunity to see your kids smiling is at best half as much. Divorce can be like putting on a pair of glasses with dark grey lenses — life turns dull, grim and depressing.
Divorce is extremely common no matter what the age. Read more to see why.
By Relationship & Sex Talk, Jane Greer, Ph.D., for GalTime.com
jessica simpson's parents file for divorce
Tina and Joe Simpson, parents to pop stars Jessica and Ashlee, have filed for divorce after 34 years of marriage, citing “discord or conflict of personalities.” There have been rumors that Joe had an affair with a young