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Your Generic Holiday Pep Talk

Thursday, 20 December 2012 03:35
Take a look at this picture. Some people would see a woman in cheery red celebrating with a sparkler. Me? I see a divorcee looking at a lit stick of dynamite. I mean, really, how else would one celebrate the holidays when you have to deal with your

Return To The Haunted House, Two Years Later

Saturday, 12 November 2011 08:04
Two years after I moved out of the house my ex and I had shared, I returned. My ex lives there while it is for sale, with his new wife, a mail order bride from the Ukraine. I came to sign some papers…

My Next Ring

Tuesday, 08 November 2011 07:59
I picked out my next engagement ring this morning. I was flipping through a magazine and turned the page to a De Beers ad and there it was. Nothing like my old engagement ring that I recently sold to help pay bills. This ring was new. And beautiful. …

My Age of Enlightenment

Thursday, 03 November 2011 08:43
This finding out who I am jazz is tough business....!! After a rocky weekend, I had another "aha" moment: you can't please everyone all of the time!!!  My newly enlightened self realizes that this "new"…

It's Okay To Cry

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 09:38
Yes, it's okay to cry, and our community chimed in recently on the topic: - "It's okay to cry. It's okay to feel empty. It's okay to take baby steps. It's also okay to begin to remember the dreams you had when…
Getting through and beyond divorce is a grief process — You will, cry, be angry, be fearful, have regrets... just remember, you will get through it, and you will find that you will be so much stronger. Here are some ...
For those in need of some comfort, a member of the social network (aworkinprogress) recently posted the following prayer in response to a cry for help from…
I relish my newfound freedom. Don't get me wrong, I miss my old home (sometimes). I miss my dogs (every second of every day). I even miss my husband. But I don't miss the feelings that accompanied our lives these past two ...

Letting Go Seems To Be The Hardest Thing To Do

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 08:45
Letting go seems to be the hardest thing for all of us to do. Letting go of the ideas we had of what life would be like when we got married. Letting go of hope for a reconcilliation. Trying to move forward, but not lose the…
Soon after my husband left, I joined a divorce support group and found it very helpful. A year later, the facilitator stepped down and asked me to help facilitate the group. Emotionally, I was in a much better place then and agreed to help. It…

Things About Finances I Wish I Had Known

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 09:34
Debbie, First Girlfriend of First Wives World, has an awesome interview lately with Lili Vasileff. Lili is a Divorce Financial Analyst and had some awesome insights that you should definitely check out.As I &

Things I Have Learned Looking Back At My Divorce

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 09:26
The following was recently posted as a blog by a wonderful member on the social network, within which she shares some insightful points about navigating the process of divorce:…

Sneak Attack Heartbreak

Friday, 09 September 2011 09:05
My heart got broken and I don’t know how to fix it Trying everything I can think of, but nothing tricks it Can’t fill the void because the cracks are too deep The only things that seem to…

What To Expect: Being Served

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 09:26
Some of you may not be famliar with the old BBC comedy "Are You Being Served?". If you aren't, go check it out. You will be getting a well deserved laugh. For those of us who have been served, you (like me) probably …
I have noticed that in reading the blogs, many times the words tired, depressed, not sleeping and other words describing our physical health are mentioned.  So, I thought I would share a few thoughts about nutrition, and supplements.I am not a…

What Did You Do With Your Wedding Shoes?

Monday, 08 August 2011 09:53
Some of us may still have friendly feelings for our ex, some not, but even some of those that don't sometimes retain an emotional connection to the dress, the ring, and all that went into making that once hopeful day so special.The following…

Things I've Learned...One Year Later

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 08:13
The following sensible and caring insights are from one of our members regarding what she's learned in the year or so since her husband officially moved out and her divorce became final.She wrote this list with the full realization that "I have a…
Believe me, I know that when we are really upset, mad, and frustrated at the STBX it is SO difficult to control our tongues!!  We just want to strike back as hard as possible (and we generally know EXACTLY what buttons to push).Here are a few…
I refuse to be humiliated and put myself in the situation of him telling me hurtful things when I call him for money. He knows its his responsibility and because my divorce process has just begun the law is not involved yet but life still goes on…
Join two leading experts in their field, Debbie Nigro and “Stepmonster” author, Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.,&