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Life can be so hard. Surviving divorce can be harder. Surviving divorce with children is amazing. As a survivor of divorce without kids, my hat goes off to those who felt they lacked the strength to move on. With…
Divorce can be a time of empowerment and growth. When experienced from that mindset, it becomes possible to create a peaceful divorce and to not only survive the experience, but to thrive as well!  A peaceful divorce can…
"Welcome to the site!I'm sorry about the pain you are going through. Rest assured, it does hurt less as time passes.This whole thing is an emotional roller coaster none of us want to be on, but as you will see through reading the posts of the strong …
As stated so beautifully by one of our members through her kudos to the divorced mothers of the site, navigating the divorce process with children is never easy. You're not just dealing with the emotions…

Internet Dating Post Divorce

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:47
Very shortly after my ex left, I started experimenting with internet dating.  I wasn't so much interested in a relationship as I was getting out of the house, having coffee with another human being and…
I'm not one to mince words. If you think I'm talking to you, then decide to be offended or decide that there may be merit to the advice — either way, your child's welfare and happiness is my only real goal in writing this.This&

What If The Step-Mom Is A Sociopath?

Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:57
You're finally divorced. You've managed to get through it with a modicum of sanity. And even though you were a SAHM (stay-at home-Mom), you've managed to set up a new life for yourself, for your son or daughter, or both. You've even started a new…
Bullying is about the bully needing to feel powerful. Bullies believe their wants are more important than anyone else's. They have learned to be abusers.  I've formed this group for women to connect with other women who are…

Canadian Women Going Through Divorce

Saturday, 15 January 2011 08:13
I am starting this group in the hopes that Canadian women going through a divorce will be able to find each other and offer support and friendship. I, personally, feel very lonely as my ex has been extremely vindictive and has tried to destroy…

The Divorce Cheat Sheet

Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:05
I see a lot of new ladies [and a few fellas now] that sign into the social network here looking for support as they're navigating their divorce(s).. and have no idea where to start. I know from my own experience that I lurked for weeks…
A few days ago I brought up the subject of Divorce Recovery — or a 12 step program for Divorce Recovery. Allie addressed this subject, but she focused more about the divorce itself and not the recovery part. So, …

What Are You Worth To Yourself??

Thursday, 13 January 2011 08:44
Sometimes we measure our worth through someone else's eyes and wonder why its hard to get the respect we feel we deserve. Well, how do you view yourself? Do you talk down to yourself? Do you say I'm fat? I'm not beautiful? I'm a&

Staying Out of Your Ex Spouse’s Business

Friday, 21 January 2011 04:19
(The following is an excerpt from chapter 5, pages 84-87 of Making Divorce Work: 8 Essential Keys to Resolving Conflict and&
So this is what was told to me...Kill him with kindness (note: this is not for women who have been abused mentally or physically, just want out of their marriage or those who have been cheated on. Let those bums have it.) This is for women (such as…

The 12 Steps Of Divorce As I See Them...

Wednesday, 12 January 2011 07:09
I have seen several women ask about 12 steps of divorce, and to date, I've never seen any. However, I agree that if any situation requires a 12 step program, divorce certainly does. So, I drew up 12 steps as I see them, basing it off of my own…
I was talking to a friend here on the network, and she has been getting burned when she tries talking to her STBX. It seems most women have not learned the art [and art it truly is] of hanging up on one's ex. Oh, we all think about it,…
There are essentially eight peace practices that can hep you to maintain a healthier relationship with your soon-to-be-ex or ex husband during your divorce and beyond it. They are: 1) Breathing Exercise, 2) Anchoring Technique,…
AS I mentioned in my previous post [What to Expect: The Divorce Hearing], I've done some searches around the interwebs and haven't seen a whole lot of 'what to expect' for divorcees and court. So I'm writing walk-throughs [the gamers among us &
As I struggle to provide effective guidance and assistance to partners and spouses moving through the demise of their formerly-loving relationships – sometimes serving as a lawyer but increasingly as a mediator – I continually say to…
(The following posts are some of the recent New Years chatter and good wishes amongst our community.)"I wish you all a safe and happy New Year.....it has been such a blessing finding this site and being encouraged by all &