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Julie Savard

Julie Savard

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The Solution to Divorce? Housework, Apparently

Saturday, 26 February 2011 07:52
Who would've thought that doing laundry, washing dishes, picking up dirty clothes and vacuuming could be the answer to a woman's marital problems? But wait, it gets even better: For a happy marriage, the person doing the housework should be the…

Study: 70% Find Divorce Acceptable

Thursday, 22 May 2008 10:16
I was shocked. I stared at the first sentence and thought, "What is wrong with this world?""Alarming." That word tripped my whole reaction. "An alarming 70 percent," the news report began.Yes, it's true. 70% of the American population thinks that…

Study: Men Hit Harder By Divorce

Tuesday, 06 May 2008 10:09
Men are hit harder by divorce. So says Statistics Canada after performing a 10-year study on the effects of divorce on both men and women.It makes sense. Women tend to think long and hard over their decision to instigate a divorce. A psychologist…

Not Too Proud to Beg

Thursday, 28 April 2011 08:36
I'm trying to stand on my own two feet. I really am. I've brought my kids into a better, healthier home. I've pulled myself out of debt. I'm attempting to buy the house I rent for more stability.But I'm not rich. I scrimped and worked hard to get…

So Much for Great Expectations

Thursday, 19 May 2011 08:35
I cut my hair this week. Well, I didn't cut it — I had a hairdresser do the job.I don't have very long hair. I used to, though. It hung to the middle of my back in all its curly glory. But the long shape of my face combined with the long,…

Living Apart Brought Us Closer

Friday, 03 June 2011 09:20
My ex and I spend a lot of time talking about other people's relationships and relationships in general. I've noticed that we tend to skim over issues on our own relationship.He was mentioning that a couple we know tries to create a good …

Could You Forgive a Cheating Spouse?

Monday, 06 August 2012 09:37
I found out recently that some friends of mine are breaking up. The woman had an affair — twice.The first time she cheated on her husband, he accepted her apologies and forgave the breach of promise. The second time was the deal-breaker, and…

There's No "I" In "Team"

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 08:19
When you live as a couple, you should be a team working together.That's my take on it, anyway. A relationship isn't a relationship if you're just two people living in the same house, floating around each other while taking care of your own…

Who Did This To Him?

Thursday, 21 April 2011 08:35
I spend a lot of time thinking about why I am the way I am. I also spend a lot of time wondering who the hell hurt my ex so badly that he ended up being the person he was. Because let's face it — we don't grow up screwed up in the head all…

I'm a Competent Parent

Friday, 15 April 2011 08:30
Writing these posts churns up memories every time. Bad ones, good ones... ones that I find myself thinking about, others that I'd rather have forgotten completely.But a recent reader comment stirred up a memory, one I'm rather proud of. The…

The Difference Between 20 and 40

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 08:52
 Discussing divorce, relationships, and heartaches is easy. Many of the issues are the same: hurt feelings, arguments over money, fear of the future.Many issues are not.There's a huge difference in situations between a woman in her 20s with no …

I Need More "Me" Time

Monday, 11 April 2011 11:43
 All right, I admit it. I'd like to be a drunk.I don't honestly mean that, of course, because when you're a lush, you don't have any life at all. You're bankrupt, you're boozing, and you're probably in bad need of a shower.But boy, I would so…
My first experience with sex was at 14. My parents were away, I had a friend over and... well, you know.My first thought after he'd finished poking at me while I lay there half-clueless was, "That's it?" No pain, but certainly nothing else either. …

Divorce When You Weren't Even Married

Saturday, 05 March 2011 08:19
Where I live, "divorce" is high. My daughter knows one friend in her whole grade level of about 450 students whose parents aren't separated. I'm from Quebec, a predominantly French province located in Canada, where common-law partnerships are the …

Breaking The News Of Your Divorce To The Kids

Thursday, 24 February 2011 08:58
I recently read that the beginning of the year is the most common time to file for divorce. That means that more than a few couples are sitting their kids down right about now, telling them that by next&
Your gut instinct is there for a reason. It's a hardwired sixth sense in your brain that tells you exactly when something isn't right. It's survival in its most primitive form.And boy, have we ever evolved. We've learned to ignore that gut instinct, …

I Had Sex with a Woman. Once.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 08:05
Falling in love with a woman is not a signal that you're a closet gay just discovering your sexuality. Generally, the situation is far more likely to be one where you fall in love with the emotions and romance. You can't just suddenly switch on…

No Sex Please... We're Separated

Friday, 08 February 2008 09:00
When you have kids, your ex will be in your life forever. Because you have kids, it's your responsibility to have a good relationship, but good relationships can have their drawbacks.My first ex made a reappearance in my life — and his…

And They Wonder Why I Have Sex Issues

Thursday, 30 June 2011 09:12
"Hurry up, would you? The movie's starting!""I'm comin', I'm comin'," my sister-in-law said, jamming a lit cigarette in her mouth so she could grab her cup of coffee and a bag of chips. "Keep your pants on."&

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Monday, 30 May 2011 08:32
My first experience with sex was at 14. My parents were away, I had a friend over and... well, you know.My first thought after he'd finished poking at me while I lay there half-clueless was, "That's it?" No pain, but certainly nothing else either.…
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