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Week 1 - Crying. A lot of crying. Week 2 - More crying and some anger. Week 3 - Crying intermixed with a lot of anger. Week 4 - A little crying. A lot of anger. Onset of loneliness.  Rinse. Repeat. That's pretty how much it …
When my husband left, I had no one to turn to who understood what I was going through. I had the loving support of friends and family but unless you've been left behind and your hopes and dreams shattered you can't ...

Divorced Women Helping Each Other

Sunday, 24 October 2010 09:26
For most of us, being divorced is a tough road to tow. And with today's economic circumstances, it's even tougher. But it's not just our finances we need to be concerned…
A man was driving home one evening and realized that it was his daughter's birthday and he hadn't bought her a present. He drove to the mall and ran to the toy store and he asked the store manager "How much is that new Barbie in the window?" The…

Dealing With Loneliness And Divorce

Tuesday, 05 October 2010 11:13
Divorce is about change, whether we like it or not, and one of the biggest changes most of us are faced with as we work through the challenges of our divorce is loneliness.  Even though some of us may have children and family…
These invaluable insights came from one of our members on the social network, and she agreed to let us share with the rest of First Wives World. It's been a year and one month since my husband officially moved out of the house and…
Jennifer Miller and her husband, Jake, decided it was best to end their 11-year marriage upon realizing they’d grown apart. Like many other marriages ending in divorce, Jennifer and her husband had to deal with a frustrating financial picture…

Author Interview: Erica Manfred

Thursday, 25 June 2009 10:04
After being left for a younger woman in 2003, journalist Erica Manfred eventually learned how to both survive and thrive. In her new book, He's History, You'e Not: Survivng Divorce After 40, she shares her own divorce experience, as well as the…
Sex. We need it. Gotta have it. But how does sex fit into your new life?  Well, for most everyone, it's an endless array of questions: When is it time to start dating again? Can I meet someone just for sex? What STDs do I need to be aware of? What…

The Effects Of Divorce on Adult Children

Sunday, 29 August 2010 05:04
Now that you’re “Divorced with Kids” instead of “Married with Children”, do you find yourself blaming your divorce for every little quirk in your kid's personality? More importantly, does your…
We never know what life holds for us. Growing up, all I ever wanted out of life was a college education and a husband who loved me. I grew up in the day and age where this signified security for girls. I was…
Workplace attorney, Robin Bond, chats with Debbie Nigro about how to manage the expectations at work while juggling demands on the home front as a divorced woman or single mom. How do you keep both places from getting…

Finding the Courage (and Money) to Start Over

Friday, 23 September 2011 09:47
If you suffer enough pain, you can use that experience to help others. The words that I choose to live my life by come from Mother Teresa: "Let no one ever come to you with out leaving better and happier." I'm your new moving beyond divorce,…

Learning to Live Solo After My Divorce

Saturday, 23 March 2013 23:45
I didn't get married until I was 38. It was my first and so far only marriage, and I kind of felt that I should have known what I was doing by then. You know, career first, marriage and kids, second. Stinky was 35, and it was his first marriage as…

What No One Mentions: The Weight Gain

Friday, 26 August 2011 08:19
Let's talk about weight, shall we? Yeah, yeah, we're all writing and commenting and visiting this wonderfully supportive site, and we're sharing our thoughts, fears, concerns, hopes and dreams. But what about our bodies? What wonderful changes…

One Foot In Front Of The Other

Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:03
I few years ago, I worked with a client who had no money, health insurance, full-time employment, or left foot. He'd been in a wheelchair for two years because a prosthetic foot wasn't in his budget, and with his recent run of luck, wasn't in his…

Q & A from the FWW Community - Part 3

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 06:12
If this is Tuesday it must be the Cote d'Azure. How should an ex-wife feel when a husband is taking two young children on a grand tour of Europe? A reader asks "Do I have a right to ask for an itinerary, and phone numbers for hotels, when he's…

Q & A from the FWW Community - Part 2

Friday, 25 July 2008 08:24
This one is a pop fly: during the Little League season, one mother is worried that her ex-husband makes their son nervous during the games. Under Little League rules this is the last year their son, who is turning 13, can compete. Mom thinks that…
Recently a member on our site asked, "If I take the kids on vacation is my ex allowed to contact them via email, phone or text?" The only time she got peace, she said, was when they were on a boat and out of cell phone range. Every state has…
Part 1 of a 3-part seriesIf there’s a place in the United States where families are not expected to conform to the nuclear ideal, it’s Portland, Oregon. There are “Keep Portland Weird” stickers pasted on cars all over town.Try…