Happy anti-versary to me: the 5 most important things I’ve learned since my divorce

A special man sent me a text this morning wishing me a happy 5th anniversary. It wasn’t OUR anniversary he was recognizing but the 5th anniversary of my divorce¬†. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since our marriage ended (not to mention that it was on this day 20 years ago that […]

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So, you got a divorce for Christmas. Now what?

Ah, Christmas! A time of family and togetherness, presents and memories. But for some couples it’s also time for a reality check on where their marriage is at and for many, it’s time for a divorce. The first week of January is one of the busiest times for divorce and family lawyers. Limping through the […]

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My favourite books of 2014

I’m what most people would call a Book Worm. I read somewhere between 35-40 books a year; some for review, some for reference but mostly for pleasure. If I happen to find myself with a free afternoon or knocked out by the flu, reading is my Netflix; I will happily binge read an entire book […]

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Guest post: Ian Oliver on dating after divorce, relationships and the holidays

In addition to being an unofficial Divorce Doula dispensing advice and offering resources for The Afterwife, I am also a bit of a Dating Doula¬†I have been on literally dozens (maybe hundreds? I should check my spreadsheet) of dates; some good, some great, some never again. Does that qualify me as an expert? Probably not, […]

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New family, new traditions

We set up our Christmas tree tonight and true to family tradition, it is topped not with an angel or star but a sea creature. One year it was a Purple Squid. The next, a Great White Shark named Pizza. This year, a Manta Ray tops our tree. Our Christmas tree is as untraditional as […]

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