Being in the wedding industry doesn’t help me get over my marriage ending. Every day, I talk with brides and help them plan their wedding and every day, I think about my situation. It’s their happy time and my sad time. I watched a really great documentary on HBO called 112 weddings. I would highly […]Read More Constant reminders
When my nephew passed 3 weeks ago, I really struggled with the decision to let my soon-to-be-ex know the tragic news. He and my nephew had a pretty close relationship. My ex and I have not spoken since he left me last May, except through lawyers. I have no way to reach him so I […]Read More Couple of updates..
I admit that I am a pretty emotional person, so much so that I can even cry during some commercials, depending on the subject. You know… those specific beer commercials they show during the Superbowl for example? If I see someone crying, I cry too. So of course, I have cried plenty of tears since […]Read More Tears
Thank god for my pets, especially now that I am alone, (I don’t have any children). They really keep me company. I have a 10 year old Shepperd mix that was rescued as a pup, a 6 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback, acquired as a pup from a breeder and a 10 year old calico cat […]Read More In the company of my pets
This will be my first Valentines Day, in 25 years, with no valentine. This holiday is really no big deal but it goes on the list of the things I have managed to get through for the first time since he left. I got through July 4th, Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and New Years so […]Read More Getting through “The firsts”
It’s such a difference going from having someone to talk to every day for 25 years to being alone in this house. I have have 2 dogs and a cat but, well you know. I am alone a lot! As I mentioned before, I work from home so I am always in this house!! For […]Read More Too much alone time
So it’s been 8 months and the divorce process still marches on. I am still waiting for him to move things along, WTF is he waiting for?? Sitting home alone is not fun. I went out a lot with friends when this whole process started but have been staying home a lot more lately, partly […]Read More Dating during divorce
It’s been 8 months since I filed for divorce. A scary and sad step for sure. A friend, who recently got divorced, referred me to the lawyer she used. As I mentioned before, I don’t have a very large income so this wasn’t going to be easy financially. I definitely did not want to use […]Read More The legal process is so slow.
As the days, weeks and months went by, after he left, I tried to stay busy. But that wasn’t always easy. I didn’t really have any hobbies or a lot of extra money to start one. I also didn’t have the motivation to do anything either. I had a little extra to meet a friend […]Read More Coping day to day
Divorce. I can’t believe I am saying that word, let alone going through the process. And the cost… don’t get me started. I work full-time, but like a lot of the working world, I don’t make a lot of money. I had to do this with one income now. Mind you, he walked away and […]Read More Getting Organized