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How to Stay Insured, Post-Divorce

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 04:44
If you have children, they will probably still be insured on your husband’s insurance policy. But the ex-wife most often loses health insurance, after the final decree. Depending on her age, physical condition, and location, individual…
Part 3 of a 3-part series: Something shifted for Clare Bean when she met her fellow single mom, Morgan Siler. There were the obvious parallels in their lives. Both were late 20-something single moms. Both had a son around a year old. Both lived in…
I commuted back and forth between my mom's and my dad's house every other night from the ages of nine to fourteen.I was fortunate enough to have divorced parents who got along uncommonly well and lived only five minutes apart. This was hardly the…
My parents divorced when I was nine, and I spent half the week at my mom’s and the other part of the week at my dad’s. The nights would alternate.Now that I’m in my twenties, I realize that I learned very good organizational skills…

Supersize Your Career, Post-Divorce

Friday, 08 March 2013 13:34
Here is one argument about what causes the pay gap between men and women. Men do what they have to do, even if the job is dirty, even if the work is hard, even if it means missing their son’s school play. Women choose cleaner jobs in a more…

Redefining Divorce, Redefining my Life

Sunday, 23 November 2008 06:48
I want to personally thank each and every one who voted for my entry in the RE-DEFINE DIVORCE Contest. I can't believe that I won. The last time I think I won anything other than a 20 oz. soda was in fourth grade. I'd read the most pages during the…
So, like many other people in this world, I am a child who comes from a divorced family. The only difference with me is that I was too young to understand when my parents split up, so I grew up not knowing any different. I thought it was normal.…
Shari Michael seemingly had it all--the kids, the great house, the husband and lots of nice things--but she wasn't fulfilled or happy in her marriage. Her turning point came when she lost her mother and sister to breast and ovarian cancer and…
At first, Shari thought the divorce would be amicable, but as it turned out, her spouse retaliated. Now, more than three years later, she says that while getting divorced was the hardest thing she's ever done, she's happy with her decision and…
Heather, an actor, was married twice in 10 years. Her first husband died of a drug overdose and her second marriage fell apart after her ex refused to move back to New York so that she could pursue her career. The divorce left her feeling like a…
It was hard for Heather to go through her divorce as all her friends were happily married and starting to have children. She found the courage to start over and begin dating.
While Heather doesn't know if she'll ever marry again, she doesn't regret either of her marriages. She learned that she's a lot stronger than she realized.

Intimate Portraits: Chasing Trust (Part 1)

Wednesday, 14 February 2007 22:03
Meet Sharon Stan who tells the colorful story of her marriage to a man in the Air Force. She refers to her divorce as a death that she mourned.

Intimate Portraits: Chasing Trust (Part 2)

Saturday, 17 February 2007 23:47
Sharon met her second husband and the marriage underwent a series of twists and turns and unforeseen, tragic obstacles. When her ex was sent to prison, she began to heal herself by writing…

Intimate Portraits: Chasing Trust (Part 3)

Wednesday, 21 February 2007 16:29
Here, Sharon discusses her regret over not being a better parent to her son and says she's learned that you can't change people, an invaluable life lesson.
Sarah talks about meeting her Egyptian husband and encountering cultural clashes virtually from the start of their marriage. It didn't help matters that her husband didn't know English very well and Sarah didn't know Arabic. To view Part 2 of…
When they realize that they have dramatic cultural differences and divergent philosophies of life, particularly with respect to raising children, Sarah and her husband decide to go their separate ways. The tragedy is that they love and respect one…
While deeply saddened by her impending separation, at the same time, Sarah feels more committed and connected to the world for having had the experience of being married to her…
After Marie's divorce she got back into the dating scene. She wanted a man in her life and decided to put herself out there. Eventually, she reconnected with an old boyfriend who was also divorced and they're enjoying their relationship. span…
Amy met her husband in acting class, they started dating and then got married. In a story stranger than fiction, it turns out that Amy married a hypochondriac who wouldn't sleep with her until after she showered.