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This is how it happened. I had spent months working as a full-time writer with intense, nagging pain all over my right arm and upper back. I ignored it mostly, knowing the discomfort was just a hazard of my trade, and probably would ...
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Friday, 04 October 2013 17:34
A fair division of properties.
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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:08
One of the things I miss most about married life is always having someone to go out to dinner with. I live within walking distance of two great restaurants, and sometimes I can afford dine out. But I don't, because what's the point in reserving a table for one? I've considered dating someone just to have a dinner companion, because all my friends have girlfriends, boyfriends, or husbands to go out with. Since becoming single, I eat almost all of my meals standing up at the kitchen counter. If I make something really special, I position my plate on the counter next to the espresso machine. If it's just a weeknight stir-fry, I usually eat it on the chopping block beside the sink. It is admittedly kind of a pathetic scene. I should probably just take myself on a date to the nice farm to table restaurant I miss, but it just doesn't seem worth the effort.
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 20:24
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine gave me a copy of the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. It is a self-help/self-discovery guide for anyone interested in pursuing a creative passion, or just anyone who needs to unlock their creative potential. Cameron gives readers weekly tasks to complete, and one of those tasks is to take your “inner artist” on a date. Up to this point in the book, I hadn’t had any trouble with the other assignments, like writing daily pages of stream of consciousness, or recalling hurtful moments from my past and reliving them. I understood how these things could help me, not just as a writer, but with my emotional well being in general. But the artist date threw me. First of all, it sounded cheesy. Secondly, I thought I was on a date with myself every night as it were - I live alone, so dinners and movies with just myself are the usual. Still, I had determined I would give this book a chance, and that meant the artist date. According to the author, the point of the artist date is to bring out your more playful side, because play unlocks creativity. It should be something fun, but simple. And if it lies outside the parameters  of your typical interests, all the better. But I couldn’t think of anything to do. And I really did not look forward to a date with myself. For some reason I had a feeling I was going to be expensive, and boring.
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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 18:26
There is a fine line between what we consider a marriage, and how the law defines a marriage. For some, there is also the way the Church defines it, and all of these definitions become blurred when circumstances that once indicated you had a marriage have changed. Are you really a couple because it says you are on paper? Maybe for financial reasons, you are. But, in 
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Thursday, 20 June 2013 18:06
Traveling solo post-divorce? You have a lot of options — from pampering, spa-like getaways to learning vacations or food and wine festivals. The world is your oyster, get out and see it! Here,
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 09:10
Ex Number Two had been causing me some definite grief. But like the sun rises in the east, he makes a sudden mental shift and it's all coming up roses again.I knew it would; he cycles through his pattern faster than my washing machine cycles through a&
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Friday, 23 December 2011 08:00
My ex-husband received notice that his parents were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this summer. "That's a reason to celebrate!" the invitation cheered.Actually, I remember their 50th wedding anniversary. My ex's parents were remarried in church and there&
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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 10:48
A girlfriend and I were reminiscing the other day about our wild single days in Minneapolis right after my divorce. We agreed that there are some things that a newly single girl can't live without. We…
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Monday, 07 March 2011 09:00
A divorce party can in many ways be a rite of passage — a way of drawing a firm line in your life to say that period is over and from now on it's all about moving forward. While divorce is nothing to celebrate (certainly when you're in the midst of it), there's no denying the freeing feeling some of…
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Thursday, 17 February 2011 11:44
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