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Au Revoir Captain America
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Au Revoir Captain America

Goodbye. Au Revoir. Auf Wiedersehn. This time it really is Sayonara to a long held hope (when hope is all you have) for love. Captain America was his name. The imaginary man I had envisioned. Sometimes I had a face in mind. Other times he was just a concept. Most of all, he was my hope. Unfortunately, what was my hope was really just a dream or better said, a mirage. Now that I am out of the desert and see clearly once more ... I've written off Captain America. The idea of him kept me company many a night believing we'd meet in person someday.

Athena and Persephone: Polar Opposites? Part 2
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Athena and Persephone: Polar Opposites? Part 2

Athena was the Greek Goddess who was defined by the overwhelming presence of her father Zeus. Persephone was the Queen of the Underworld who was fundamentally personified by her father's immense absence. Only through a spouse did Persephone grow beyond the daughter psyche and become an adult. Athena grew into adulthood on her own but her father's presence was so strong that no man could take his place.

Maybe Baby I'll Have You
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Maybe Baby I'll Have You

Every time I see a birth control commercial I want to cry. When I was 19 I was placed on the pill and it was awful. Even the low dose pill didn't work for me. I'd feel nausea and bloating and simply not myself. Eventually I stopped taking the pill and opted for other methods. The thought of a baby equaled a life ruined for me. While I have always wanted children the prospect of motherhood frightened me.

Fertile Thoughts: The Tennessee Twins Effect
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Fertile Thoughts: The Tennessee Twins Effect

My grandfather was a twin so perhaps I've always been fascinated with them. He had a twin sister but lost her to a tropical illness at age 9. Twins are the subject of studies and interest, whether they are identical or fraternal, because of the bond they seem to share. Stories abound on how twins seem to have their own language and a strong intuitive connection. Whatever the case, twins are still rare, so when they are born it's the subject of much interest.

Athena and Persephone:  Polar Opposites? Part 1
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Athena and Persephone: Polar Opposites? Part 1

Confession time. For a brief period of time, six years, I was married to a much older man. Back then 33 seemed really old and wise to a 19-year-old. He was a natural choice. Never around. From 19 to 25 I lived like I was single thanks to a spouse who was only in town one or two weekends a month. He'd leave me an allowance in our joint bank account and pre-arranged all the bills to be paid. For me it was an ideal arrangement.

Baby Love: It was Right to be Wrong
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Baby Love: It was Right to be Wrong

Life is a paradox. The man who looked like the actor I never got into, fit the bill, and the one who resembled the actor who is my number one, couldn't if he tried. The irony is ... part of me is convinced only Sherlock Holmes can deduce if the former was ever real. Or at least, the mythical Holmes is the only one who could tell me whether Collin Farrell's doppelganger had good intentions or really intended to trick me in a game of emotional target practice.

I’m Having A Baby. Now Go Back to Your Wife
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I’m Having A Baby. Now Go Back to Your Wife

Divorced men with children are in the “do not touch” category of dating.  I wish I read Jonathon Ashlay's in-depth article on the dangers of dating divorced men before I said yes to a date with one. Sure it sounds limiting but divorced single parents should just stick with each other. They are in the same boat and are dealing with the same complexities inherent in their situation. I came to that conclusion in 2008 when my engagement ended.

5 Ways For Single Moms To Have Some Fun [EXPERT]
Take some time away from the kids.
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5 Ways For Single Moms To Have Some Fun

Do you feel like you spend your entire life doing things for everyone else? Are you constantly doing presentations at work, making dinner, doing laundry and running your kids to soccer practice or ballet class? Sometimes it's just too much! Does a single mom ever get a break?

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Happy Mother's Day! Match.com decided to investigate the dating lives of single moms.
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4 Surprising Facts About Single Mothers

Where is all of the love for the single moms of the world? (We're looking right at you, Rick Santorum.) Luckily, Match.com has a ton of respect for the single ladies of the world, including those who have birthed a child or two. To celebrate Mother's Day, Match took a look at the profiles of its single-mom users.